The Complete Guide to Mesothelioma Compensation for United Kingdom.
The Complete Guide to Mesothelioma Compensation for United Kingdom
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that develops from the thin layer of tissue that covers many of the internal organs (known as the mesothelium). The most common area affected is the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Less commonly the lining of the abdomen and rarely the sac surrounding the heart or the sac surrounding the testis may be affected. Signs and symptoms of mesothelioma may include shortness of breath due to fluid around the lung, a swollen abdomen, chest wall pain, cough, feeling tired, and weight loss. These symptoms typically come on slowly.
More than 80% of mesothelioma cases are caused by exposure to asbestos. The greater the exposure the greater the risk. As of 2013 about 125 million people have been exposed to asbestos at work. High rates of disease occur in people who mine asbestos, produce products from asbestos, work with asbestos products, live with asbestos workers, or work in buildings containing asbestos.
Asbestos exposure and the onset of cancer are generally separated by about 40 years. Washing the clothing of someone who worked with asbestos also increases the risk. Other risk factors include genetics and infection with the simian virus 40. The diagnosis may be suspected based on chest X-ray and CT scan findings, and is confirmed by either examining fluid produced by the cancer or by a tissue biopsy of the cancer.
According to the UK government here are compensation plan for people infect for Mesothelioma
The payment has two categories which are:
- diffuse mesothelioma payments (the ‘2008 scheme’)
- the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS)
You can claim DMPS if you cannot find the employer responsible for your contact with asbestos, or their insurer.
The 2008 payment
The 2008 payment depent on how long you have been infected with Mesothelioma:
|37 and under||£90,097||57||£55,979|
|77 and over||£13,998|