Jersey will see the introduction of a similar compensation scheme for mesothelioma as already exists in the UK.  A plan to make payments to those suffering with the asbestos cancer, mesothelioma, was unanimously approved by politicians on 20th November 2018.

This action was instigated by Brian Coutanche who himself suffered with mesothelioma and sadly passed away in July 2018.  Mr. Coutanche had been exposed to asbestos whilst working in construction work for the States of Jersey and campaigned for the scheme following his diagnosis with mesothelioma.  The petition attracted 1,300 signatures

A proposition from Deputy Carina Alves has won unanimous support in the States.

” I am saddened it has taken this long for a compensation scheme like this to be proposed. I know that no amount of money can bring back someone’s life, but if is within our power to make someone’s last days that little bit more comfortable by providing a small level of compensation then we should do just that.”

How can we help?

At Asbestos Justice, we often help people apply for the various government compensation schemes available for those suffering with asbestos diseases.  This service is offered free of charge and is often done alongside a legal claim where that is possible.

If you require assistance in pursuing an asbestos compensation claim for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease then please contact us today on our freephone number 0800 038 6767. Alternatively, head over to the ‘Contact Us’ page, complete the form and we will be in touch.

Source:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-46282665

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