“No-Fault” Payments Awarded for an Asbestos Related Disease03 January 2013
Types of Asbestos Related Diseases
There are many different types of asbestos related diseases and they each vary in severity. The conditions include Pleural Plaques, Pleural Thickening, Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer and Asbestosis. Asbestosis is often misused as a term for any asbestos related disease.
If you have developed any asbestos related conditions, and if it can be proven that you were exposed to the asbestos due to someone else’s fault (known in law as negligence) then you may succeed in a personal injury claim for compensation.
If you decide to make this personal injury compensation claim against the government or an independent trust rather than against an individual or company responsible for the injury, the claim may be referred to as a “No-Fault” Payment.
Making a “No-Fault” Personal Injury Compensation Claim
The practice of making “No-Fault” payments has been established in the United Kingdom for many years now and can be traced back to the Workmen’s Compensation Act of 1897.
It is often the best way for a person to make a personal injury compensation claim against a company which has long since gone out of business or when the insurance company responsible cannot be traced, which is sometimes the case in matters relating to asbestos related diseases.
Asbestos disease diagnosis? Talk to us for advice and support on how to secure compensation.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, we can support you with advice on how to make a claim.
The process will be explained in plain English and with no obligation – our priority is to provide you with the best, expert advice on whether you have a valid case for compensation, and to signpost you to further sources of support.
There are strict time limits applied to making a claim – usually three years from the date of diagnosis. It doesn’t matter if the exposure to asbestos took place – as it often does – decades ago, the three year time limit applies to the date of knowledge of diagnosis or date of death.
For further information, visit our How to Make A Compensation Claim page.