Asbestos – insurance industry avoids payments to victims

 Asbestos cancer compensation scheme is ‘too limited and too late’

A scheme to pay mesothelioma victims compensation where the employers’ liability insurance cannot be traced will not come into play for two years and does not cover asbestosis, pleural thickening and asbestos-related lung cancer – half of those suffering an asbestos related disease. Campaigners say many cancer sufferers will be dead before scheme takes effect. Read the Observer article here Asbestos victims compensation warning

Also, the link below is to a piece by Bob Walker on today’s edition of ‘You and Yours’ on Radio 4 about the scheme. The piece is about 17 minutes in. Very good interview with Tony Whitson.

BBC You and Yours 20th August 2012

[thanks to Doug Jewell, Asbestos Support West Midlands for sending us this]



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