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The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) can provide financial support to those who are unable to make a compensation claim. This means that you could claim funds for your asbestos-related illness even if your employer’s insurer can’t be found, or in the event that your former employer is insolvent.
You might be entitled to claim under the DMPS if:
We have a track record of making successful applications under the DMPS. By choosing our specialist asbestos lawyers to help, you’ll benefit from us:
If the DMPS has any questions about your application, we can make sure that they’re answered quickly and can also make appeals on your behalf if your application is refused.
In successful DMPS claims, you should receive funds within six weeks of your application being received, as long as all of the requested information is attached to your application.
You should get a letter from the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme to notify that you will receive a DMPS award. This amount will then be sent straight to your bank plus the money needed to pay for any legal costs. If requested, they can also send your payment via cheque.
The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme provides £7,000 to cover your legal fees. This will be sent to you directly so that you can pay any costs that you incur while submitting your application.
The cost of any work that we do on your behalf will be calculated using our standard hourly rates but this amount will not exceed the £7,000 that the DMPS provide. Using our asbestos lawyers to apply for the scheme means that you can take advantage of our expertise and experience to make the process as stress-free as possible.
In the event that your application is unsuccessful, you won’t have to pay any legal fees for our work. We can also question why your application has been refused and, if we feel that these reasons are unfair, we will make an appeal to the DMPS.
If you receive compensation under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme, the following benefits can be affected if you or your partner are claiming them:
However, you can still receive Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) under the following circumstances:
If you have any queries about the DMPS or any other benefits that relate to your illness, contact us free today on 0800 056 4110.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.
* Subject to entering into a No Win No Fee agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.
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