Mesothelioma payments to rise by five per cent

A woman who lost her husband to asbestos-related illness mesothelioma has spoken of her joy about a new government scheme to provide higher compensation payments to victims.

The rise will see planned payments rise by five per cent, to 80 per cent. The announcement comes as figures reveal that around 2,600 people per year are diagnosed with the illness, with 300-400 being unable to claim due to companies going bust or not being able to trace insurers.

Amanda Miller’s father, Dennis Digby, died at the age of 68 last year. She said: “Any increase in compensation for people with mesothelioma is very much appreciated.

“I hope the Government gets moving to make sure people who suffered like my father get their money quickly.”

If you would like further information about asbestos-related illness compensation please click here or call 0800 107 3000.

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