States of Guernsey to Introduce Mesothelioma Compensation Scheme in 2021

Last week (here), we reported that Deputy Matt Fallaize, President of the Education Committee and member of the Employment & Social Security Committee in the States of Guernsey, had submitted legislative amendments to bring forward the inauguration of a statutory compensation scheme for mesothelioma victims.

This week, news surfaced that Deputy Fallaize’s bid had been voted down by politicians, as there was ‘not enough detail on the plans’ to warrant fast-tracking the new policy.[i]

However, the funding has been now been officially approved in the States’ budget and the regime is expected to be rolled out in 2021.

 

[i] ‘Compensation will be available for sufferers of asbestos-related cancer’ (11 November 2019 ITV) <https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2019-11-10/compensation-will-be-available-for-sufferers-of-asbestos-related-cancer/> accessed 12 November 2019.