CAA in the News

On 29 June 2012 By

Clydeside Action on Asbestos, which is fighting for payouts for thousands of workers who contracted mesothelioma, has accused insurance companies of using “underhand tactics” to have compensation claims thrown out of court.

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Clydeside Action on Asbestos has branded the insurance industry “callous” and “heartless” for using a legal tactic to avoid paying compensation to dying asbestos victims.

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The BBC has reported that the UK government is to exempt mesothelioma victims from changes to no-win no-fee legislation which were originally contained in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill.

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The Supreme Court has ruled that insurers are liable to pay compensation. The ruling means that those who were exposed to asbestos while working for companies which subsequently went bust are entitled to pursue compensation.

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The evening held much more significance and poignancy this year as a special presentation of the campaigning award was made posthumously to Frank Maguire. The award was given in recognition of Frank’s tireless work in fighting for justice for workers’ rights and on behalf of those afflicted by asbestos related disease.

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Grateful thanks go to over 200 family members and friends of those who attend our Aberdeen support group for lending their support and making it such a great night. We would also like to thank Prof Devereux, Liz Stevens (LCNS) and colleagues as well as Richard Baker MSP for their invaluable support.

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