Compensation Awards for Asbestos Diseases

The amounts stated below are examples of compensation for Asbestos Diseases and are commonly awarded for the areas described. Claims can also be made for psychiatric damage.

SEVERE

£50,000 - £1,000,000 +

Mesothelioma, Asbestos Lung Cancer or Severe Asbestosis causing serious disability where progression leads to premature death. Level of damages will be affected by age, ability to work and effect on life expectancy.

MODERATE

£10,000 - £50,000

Disease having impact on lung function which results in breathing difficulties and has an effect on physical activity, social and working life. Includes Asbestosis and Pleural Thickening

MINOR

£1,000 - £10,000

Chest problems including breathlessness and cause aggravation to an existing condition such as Bronchitis, Emphysema, Pleural Thickening and Plaques.

If you are not sure which category you fall into, our specialist asbestos solicitors will be able to provide more details following an initial consultation. Please bear in mind that every case is unique and the figures quoted here should serve as a guide only.

If an insurer cannot be found, then the Goverment may award some compensation, depending on what you have been diagnosed with and when. We can advise you on the best way to claim this.
Our solicitors specialise in asbestos claims and will use their experience to maximise the value of the compensation award.

Mesothelioma compensation from The UK Government

If you cannot claim compensation from insurance companies, then the government will provide compensation for mesothelioma under the Mesothelioma Act of 2014.

The first table below is a guide to the amount of compensation the government will provide for people with mesothelioma. The amounts listed are sourced from the Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme from The Department of Work and Pensions and came in to force from the first of July 2014.

These figures represent around 80% of the average valuation of a normal civil claim for someone of that age. So it is always worth looking into claiming against the companies where asbestos exposure may have occurred. Even if you cannot remember where you or a family member may have been in contact with asbestos, it would be worth a quick chat with us to see if we can help. It may be that you breathed in asbestos at home, school or hospital or were in the vicinity where asbestos was manufactured. You can call us on 0800 923 0046 for more details.

Please be aware that these figures are from the date of diagnosis. If intend to pursue a claim for someone who has recently died from Mesothelioma against the insurers of the companies where asbestos exposure took place, then you have 3 years from the date of death. Though there is some flexibility in this, in fact our solicitors have won cases when the mesothelioma victim had died more than 10 years ago.

The second column applies to people who were diagnosed from 25th July 2012 to 9th February 2015.
The third column for people diagnosed with Mesothlioma from10th February 2015 onwards.

Age of Victim 2012 - 2015 After 2015
40 and under £216,896 £271,120
41 £213,951 £267,439
42 £211,006 £263,758
43 £208,062 £260,078
44 £205,117 £256,396
45 £202,172 £252,715
46 £199,227 £249,034
47 £196,282 £245,353
48 £193,337 £241,671
49 £190,392 £237,990
50 £187,447 £234,309
51 £184,502 £230,628
52 £181,557 £226,946
53 £178,612 £223,265
54 £175,667 £219,584
55 £172,722 £215,903
56 £169,777 £212,221
57 £166,832 £208,540
58 £163,887 £204,859
59 £160,943 £201,179
60 £157,998 £197,498
61 £155,053 £193,816
62 £152,108 £190,135
63 £149,163 £186,454
64 £146,218 £182,773
65 £143,273 £179,091
66 £140,328 £175,410
67 £137,383 £171,729
68 £134,438 £168,048
69 £131,493 £164,366
70 £128,548 £160,685
71 £125,603 £157,004
72 £122,658 £153,323
73 £119,713 £149,641
74 £116,768 £145,960
75 £113,823 £142,279
76 £110,879 £138,599
77 £107,934 £134,918
78 £104,989 £131,236
79 £102,044 £134,918
80 £99,099 £123,874
81 £96,154 £120,193
82 £93,209 £116,511
83 £90,264 £112,830
84 £87,319 £109,149
85 £84,374 £105,468
86 £81,429 £101,786
87 £78,484 £98,105
88 £75,539 £94,424
89 £72,594 £90,743
90 and over £69,649 £87,061

Interim Government Payments

The Pneumoconiosis Workers Compensation Act of 1979 makes provision for an interim payment to Mesothelioma sufferers. This typically arrives 4-6 weeks from claiming and will be part of the overall compensation payment.
For example if you are 70 years old, you would receive £17,029 as an interim payment in around 6 weeks. If the claim settles for £100,000 in 6 months time, you would then receive the balance of £82,971.

The table below is a guide to the interim payments. Please note that the amounts for spouses and dependants will be less than those listed if the mesothelioma victim has passed away.

Age when diagnosed Payment Age when diagnosed Payment
37 and under £87,473 57 £54,349
38 £85,772 58 £49,934
39 £84,075 59 £45,516
40 £82,378 60 £41,106
41 £80,677 61 £36,687
42 £78,979 62 £32,272
43 £78,132 63 £29,552
44 £77,278 64 £26,833
45 £76,432 65 £24,120
46 £75,582 66 £21,401
47 £74,732 67 £18,684
48 £72,358 68 £18,131
49 £69,981 69 £17,576
50 £67,599 70 £17,029
51 £65,224 71 £16,477
52 £62,840 72 £15,926
53 £61,144 73 £15,456
54 £59,447 74 £14,978
55 £57,751 75 £14,519
56 £56,046 76 £14,058
77 and over £13,590

If you have any questions, please contact us by calling Freephone 0800 923 0046 and ask for Kathy or Warren. You can also request a call-back, fill out the claim form or use our online chat facility. If we can help, we will.

 

£500K Awarded

2018

£57K Awarded

2018

£50K+ Awarded

2018

£200K Awarded

Dec 2017

£15K Awarded

2017

£400K Awarded

2017

£80K Awarded

2017

£50K Interim

2017

£100,000+ awarded

2017

£200,000+ awarded

2016

£230K+ Awarded

2016

£200K+ Awarded

2016

£100K+ Awarded

2016

£150K+ Awarded

2016

£400,000 awarded

2016

£200K Awarded

2016

Landmark Case

2016

£140,000 Awarded

2015

On going

2015

£500,000+ awarded

2015

£150,000 awarded

2015

£200,000+ Awarded

2015

£100K + awarded

2015

£750,000+ awarded

2014

£760,000+ awarded

2014

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