NEW laws are set to help expats suffering from asbestos-related diseases claim compensation.

Insurers will now be obliged to establish a fund to help those who have been exposed to mesothelioma secure compensation from untraced insurers.

“It is a piece of good news we have been anticipating for some time,” explained Andrew Lilley, from Manchester-based solicitors JMW.

“Often, the employer responsible for a victim’s exposure is no longer in existence and their insurers are untraceable, which can make securing compensation difficult.

“This fund ensures that this isn’t an issue, and mesothelioma victims can receive the compensation they deserve.”

The fund applies to anyone exposed to asbestos while working in the UK and diagnosed much later on, even if they are now living abroad.

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