There are two elements to a compensation package. The first is General Damages, which will reflect the severity of your symptoms and the lasting impact on your health. The second is Special Damages, which are there to put you back in the financial position you’d have been in had you not developed work-related asthma; where possible.
For example, you may have lost earnings or had to pay for costly prescription and travel fees. And in the most severe instances, you may be unable to work at all and need at-home care and assistance. Special Damages will reflect your specific financial situation, to ensure your work related asthma doesn’t result in hardship for you or your family. As such, the size of work related asthma compensation payouts can vary considerably from case to case.
For more information see our Occupational Asthma Compensation Payouts Guide.
If your need for compensation is particularly urgent and your employer has accepted liability (fault), you may be able to obtain Interim Payments. This means you can access the funds you need straight away without being forced to wait for legal proceedings to conclude.
Any amount issued in Interim Payments will be subtracted from your final compensation award.