Record asbestslachtoffers with longvlieskanker
A record number of asbestslachtoffers with longvlieskanker have reported last year in the InstituutAsbestslachtoffers (IAS). In 2016, there were 580 notifications within. The year before, there were 536, is evident from the annual report of the IAS.
The peak of people with longvlieskanker was in this period, according to director Jan Warning is also expected. “In the sixties and seventies, a lot of people to asbestos exposure. It has for a long time is required before the disease reveals itself.”
The IAS gives advice to the Sociale Verzekeringsbank for an allowance to be granted to the victims. Also mediates the institute with the (ex)employer or its insurer over compensation.
Asbestslachtoffers received in 2016 within less than ninety days to hear whether or not they are for compensation were eligible. In the past there was more time to learn. “The parties who pay a fee, are becoming more and more aware that there is a hurry. People die, often within a year. We can still offer something.”
The IAS has over the past year to 276 asbestslachtoffers mediated, in 167 cases, a complete compensation is achieved.