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An asbestos cancer scheme case has been settled in less than three months from the first telephone call.
Corries are asbestos claim specialists. Our team has extensive experience in dealing with asbestos disease claims. Call us FREE on 0800 083 7839 to see if we can help you.
Here is our report about this quick settlement.
Asbestos Cancer scheme case facts
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung. It is a fatal diagnosis. Our client Mr W started to suffer with difficulties in 2017. Following investigations including biopsies he was diagnosed with mesothelioma in November 2014. He knew that he had been exposed to asbestos as a younger man from 1958 to 1968 at a factory in South Wales. Each day he cut asbestos sheets as part of his job as a machine setter. He moved from the area and had no contacts or witnesses who could help the claim.
Mr W contacted Corries on 19th January 2018 in response to an advert. We quickly established the facts and knew we needed to act swiftly so we got his H M Revenue work schedule.
We discussed his work schedule and made searches into his former employers. It was found that they have long since dissolved. Back up enquiries to find an insurer or company drew a blank.
Straight away we lodged the claim under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS). Here is a link on our own web page about the scheme here
Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS)
The DMPS is a scheme which pays compensation for people who suffer asbestos cancer but have no company nor employer to meet the claim. This scheme applies were such companies are dissolved and no insurance can be traced.
The case still needed to be proved and satisfactory evidence given to the claims handlers.
The case was lodged by 16th March. It was acknowledged and with brief queries quickly answered by us it was then accepted within three weeks.
Within three days the cheque for £145, 960 less the benefits Mr W had claimed was paid to him.
Asbestos cancer scheme comment
Corries Director and Asbestos Team Manager Howard Bonnett – who made the claim – said
“This was a quick but thorough asbestos cancer scheme claim. Mr W has a life changing diagnosis and needed our help. Fortunately my team were able to act quickly on his case. I would credit the DMPS scheme handlers who made queries which when answered led them to accept the claim and confirm this to us. For all of this to be done in 3 weeks shows what can be done when people work together.
We cannot sadly help Mr W with his diagnosis. However with his settlement in his bank he can make decisions now whilst he is fit and able to do so. With his case sorted he can concentrate on keeping well and enjoying the rest of his life with his family”
At Corries our claim success rate under the asbestos cancer DMPS scheme is above average. We seldom lose those cases and battle hard for all asbestos victims. Do you know anyone diagnosed with asbestos disease in the last three years? If you think that we could help them then contact us on 0800 083 7839.