Expert Calls For More Support For Victims' Families
National law firm Irwin Mitchell is continuing in its campaign to ensure that the families of those exposed to asbestos receive vital financial security to assist them when their loved ones have passed away.
The firm’s team of asbestos-related disease specialists have long called for more support to be provided to those who have been exposed to the deadly material and subsequently diagnosed with fatal conditions such as mesothelioma.
One of its strongest demands is for the coalition government to form an Employers’ Liability Insurance Bureau that will ensure victims who cannot identify an insurer of their former employer can proceed with claims.
As part of its campaign, David Cass of Irwin Mitchell’s Sheffield office, along with two of his clients, recently spoke to the BBC about the tremendous problems faced by asbestos victims who cannot get access to compensation that would bring them greater comfort. The issue was also the subject of a recent BBC Radio 4 item.
Commenting on the continuing campaign, David said: “We have emphasised throughout this that the aim would be to create an organisation similar to Motor Insurers’ Bureau which is designed to protect those hurt in incidents involving uninsured drivers.
“My team regularly sees the devastating impact that asbestos exposure, caused by their employer’s negligence, has on many people. Perhaps an even more devastating issue is that so many are unable to give their families the financial security they have a right to.
“Asbestos is the biggest occupational killer of all time and we continue to urge the government to take action to ensure more people can gain access to the compensation they are entitled to.”
If you or a loved one has been affected by an asbestos related illness, our solicitors can help you to claim compensation. See our Asbestos Claims page for more information.