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What is Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?

Philip Unciano

Posted by Philip Unciano | Paralegal
On 21st September 2020

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is a Government state benefit scheme for people who are disabled as a result of injury or disease arising from work. The scheme is administered by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), and provides money on a no fault basis, meaning that no blame is imposed on the employer for the injury or disease arising in their workplace.

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Can I claim compensation for the worry of knowing I have been exposed to asbestos?

Lorna Webster

Posted by Lorna Webster | Partner
On 4th September 2020

The use of asbestos materials was extensive in the UK for many decades, particularly during the 1960s. In fact many buildings today still contain asbestos materials which were installed many decades ago. All of those asbestos materials were fitted by someone. Unfortunately, some of those people who fitted the materials will go on to develop an asbestos related disease. In addition, some family members of those people will also develop asbestos release diseases as a result of breathing in asbestos fibres from work clothes taken home.

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Mesothelioma claims: the difference between a living client claim and a fatal claim

Lorna Webster

Posted by Lorna Webster | Partner
On 27th July 2020

We regularly are settling mesothelioma claims within the specialist asbestos team at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors. Many of those settlements are for the mesothelioma sufferer but some are for their loved ones left behind after the victim has passed away. There are differences in the settlements of a living client claim and a fatal claim and information about this is set out below.

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2020: A Different Kind of Action Mesothelioma Day

Lorna Webster

Posted by Lorna Webster | Partner
On 30th June 2020

Action Mesothelioma Day takes place on the first Friday of July every year. During 2020, this special day of awareness and remembrance is on Friday 3rd July. The main intention of Action Mesothelioma Day is to raise awareness about mesothelioma but it is also an opportunity to remember those who have been affected by the condition. Many thousands of people every year are diagnosed with asbestos related conditions and yet mesothelioma is a disease that many haven’t heard of until a family member or friend develops it.

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