Asbestos victims to receive compensation in 2007
Responding to the announcement that asbestos victims have voted overwhelmingly for the Turner and Newall scheme proposed by the administrators of the company, Ian McFall, head of asbestos litigation for Thompsons Solicitors in Newcastle said:
This is the end of a long and difficult road for claimants who have had five years of stalemate and inertia. It is the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. While it is unlikely that any claimant will receive full compensation, it nevertheless brings to an end the uncertainty for many families.
We expect first payments to start in early 2007 and to continue throughout the year.
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.