Formerly Clydeside Action on Asbestos. We are Scotland's leading asbestos – industrial injury and disease charity. Providing emotional and practical support to those affected by mesothelioma, lung cancer and all other asbestos & work-related disease and injury.
Compensation & Benefits
There are two main categories of compensation and benefits if you suffer from an asbestos-related disease
Government (state) financial compensation in the form of benefits and no-fault lump sum compensation schemes
Compensation from bringing legal action against those employers who negligently exposed you to asbestos, causing you to contract an asbestos-related disease
Mesothelioma Compensation & Benefits
If you, your partner or a family member is diagnosed with mesothelioma, as well as being a difficult time emotionally, it can also raise worries regarding your finances. We are here to help.
Asbestos-related Lung Cancer Compensation & Benefits
To satisfy the criteria for lung cancer, you must either be suffering from primary lung cancer and asbestosis or primary lung cancer with significant occupational exposure to asbestos within a very narrow range of occupations.
To qualify for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, you must be suffering from a prescribed asbestos disease. You must also show that you have been exposed to asbestos while working for an employer.
To qualify for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, you must be suffering from pleural thickening which is extensive i.e diffuse. You must also show that you have been exposed to asbestos while working for an employer.
Benign pleural conditions do not turn into mesothelioma but people with pleural plaques or thickening are at increased risk of mesothelioma and lung cancer because of their past asbestos exposure. This can lead to anxiety.
If you contracted an asbestos-related condition solely from exposure to asbestos while serving in the armed forces you are not entitled to the same benefits/compensation as a civilian exposed to asbestos at his/her work.
If you have contracted an asbestos-related disease as a result of working for an employer in the UK you may be entitled to benefits/compensation from the UK government. You may also be entitled to pursue a civil claim.
Action on Asbestos has a welfare rights team able to provide you with practical and emotional support as well as advise you on all aspects of benefits and compensation you may be entitled to. Our website contains a brief outline of the main benefits and compensation that an individual may be entitled to. However, the UK system of benefits and compensation is extremely complicated and constantly evolving. We would advise you, therefore, to contact us in the first instance.
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