Compensation for abestosis and mesothelioma: government criticised over mesothelioma review

The Justice Select Committee has criticised the government for its approach to compensation for asbestos sufferers and called on it to undertake a new consultation into the manner in which claims for mesothelioma are handled under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (Laspo).

A report from the committee expressed surprise that the government had concluded a heads of agreement with the Association of British Insurers without disclosing details to other parties, and said that it was concerned that the government’s policy in relation to mesothelioma had been shaped in accordance with an agreement reached with insurers.

The report went on to state that an original review into the way claims are handled was ‘not prepared in a thorough and even-handed manner’…

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