Lump sum payments
Lump sum payments

The following PI & Clinical Negligence guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Lump sum payments
  • New regime
  • Repayment of the lump sum
  • Offsetting the lump sum

New regime

Since 1 October 2008 any lump sum payments made to a claimant under:

  1. the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979, or

  2. the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme

or any ex-statutory payment that was paid because the person didn’t qualify for a payment under the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 will be repayable by the compensat