Good News for Asbestos Claims

At the State Opening of Parliament this week the Queen announced that ‘legislation will be introduced to ensure sufferers of a certain asbestos-related cancer receive payments where no liable employer or insurer can be found’.

The Mesothelioma Bill will establish a scheme to provide compensation to sufferers of mesothelioma but only those diagnosed after 25 July 2012. This will be of great assistance to those people who have previously been denied compensation for exposure to asbestos during the course of their employment.