Asbestos exposure is a serious health hazard that can cause serious illnesses such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. With the dangers of asbestos exposure being known for decades, many people who have been exposed to asbestos are now eligible for compensation from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) offers compensation to those who have been exposed to asbestos and have developed an illness related to their exposure. This compensation is known as Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB). The benefit is paid to those who have a disability caused by an industrial disease.
The amount of compensation you receive from the DWP depends on the severity of the disability caused by the asbestos exposure. The amount is calculated based on how long you have been exposed to asbestos, the severity of the illness, and the amount of income you have lost due to the illness.
In order to be eligible for IIDB, you must have been exposed to asbestos and have developed an illness related to the asbestos exposure. If you meet these criteria, you can make a claim for IIDB. The claim process requires you to provide evidence of your exposure to asbestos and the illness caused by the exposure. It is best to consult with a lawyer who specializes in asbestos-related illness claims to ensure that your claim is successful.
Once you have made a claim for IIDB, the DWP will assess your claim and decide whether or not you are eligible for compensation. If your claim is successful, the DWP will provide you with a lump sum payment. This payment can help to cover the medical expenses and lost income resulting from the asbestos exposure.
Survivors of asbestos exposure can make a claim for IIDB and receive compensation from the DWP. While the process can be complicated, a lawyer who specializes in asbestos-related illness claims can help you make a successful claim. The compensation provided by the DWP can help you to cover the costs of medical expenses and lost income due to the asbestos exposure.