asbestosis compensation payment

Asbestosis Compensation Payments Calculator

In this article – we calculate compensation payouts for minor to severe lung impairment from asbestos exposure together with the different types of payments your compensation will be made up of.

Payments Table For Asbestos Compensation In 2024

We start with a quick table of the different levels of asbestosis condition and the compensation payment amounts you can expect to recover.

Later in this article we set out the different aspects that determine the severity of your asbestosis condition.

Asbestosis SeverityLung ImpairmentPayment Amounts
MinorUp to 10%£15,000 – £32,500
Moderate10%£32,500 – £35,500
Severe10% – 50% +£35,500 – £106,000

What is an asbestosis claim?

You can develop scarring (fibrosis) of the lungs from exposure over long periods of time to harmful asbestos dust / fibres in the air causing a condition known as asbestosis.

Should this exposure to asbestos fibres take place at work – you would likely have a claim against your employer.

An asbestosis compensation claim is a claim for payment of money to compensate you for suffering injury to your lungs from negligent asbestos exposure at work.

Mesothelioma From Asbestos Exposure
Exposure to asbestos can cause other serious conditions, such as mesothelioma.

How does a solicitor calculate your asbestosis compensation payment?

Pain And Suffering

Your solicitor will obtain a medical report from an expert describing the extent of restriction of lung function from your asbestosis condition. This expert will no doubt rely on a number of lung scans to help diagnose your conditions and how it affects your lungs.

The medical report will contain a prognosis of what your future holds for perhaps worsening of your condition, effect on ability to work, breathlessness, mobility issues and even life expectancy.

The worse your prognosis the more your asbestosis compensation payment will likely be for pain, suffering and loss of amenity.

Your solicitor’s ultimate compensation calculation will be based on judicial guidance and caselaw (payments made by the courts in the past for similar type asbestosis conditions).

Financial Loss And Expense

Your financial loss and expense that you incur, as a direct result of your asbestosis condition, can be claimed in addition to compensation for pain and suffering.

Claims By The Family And The Deceased’s Estate
Should asbestosis cause death – the family of the deceased will likely be able to continue with the claim as the representatives of the deceased’s estate.
If asbestosis is the cause of death, a claim will likely still be able to be made by the family of the deceased.
Asbestos Fibres Asbestosis Compensation Claim
Asbestos Fibres

Asbestosis Compensation Claim Examples

Examples of compensation payouts for asbestosis for a claim settling in 2024, include:

Impairment of lung function less than 10%

Asbestosis will typically cause respiratory difficulties. A medical expert instructed as part of your claim will provide the assessment of your lung impairment. Lung impairment assessed as less than 10% will lead to an asbestosis compensation payment of between £15,000 – £32,500.

Respiratory disability of 10%

Medical assessment of impaired lung function at 10% will likely lead your asbestosis claim to be calculated between £32,500 and £35,500.

Severe asbestosis

Severe asbestosis will cause lung function impairment is be over 10%. Higher payouts attach to asbestosis conditions that are progressively becoming worse, affect your mobility and life expectancy. Lung function impairment might be far higher than 10% (in the worst case scenario over 50%).

Severe asbestosis – will lead to an asbestosis compensation payment amount of between £35,500 – £106,000.

Asbestosis Compensation Payment Summary

Our asbestosis compensation payment calculator sets out how much you can claim for occupational disease from asbestos exposure.

We offer free legal help and assistance should you or a family member experience breathing difficulties as a result of asbestos exposure at work. You can have your questions answered or your potential claim assessed online or in free telephone chat with our solicitors.