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Slow start for blacklist compensation scheme take-up

17 Jul 14 After 10 days of the scheme being opened, 175 people had contacted The Construction Workers Compensation Scheme for an application enquiry form.

A third of those had returned their forms as of Tuesday this week.

That represents approximately 5% uptake of the compensation offer in the early days of the scheme as there are 3,213 names on the Consulting Association database eligible for the offer.

Whether the remain 95% are holding out for the prospect of a bigger settlement from the courts, are not aware of the scheme and their entitlement under it, or are simply slow off the mark remains to be seen.

The take-up figure was revealed by the scheme’s legal advisor Richard Slaven, a partner at Pinsent Masons, to the House of Commons Scottish Affairs Committee yesterday.

As previously reported, The Construction Workers Compensation Scheme opened on 4th July.

Full details of the terms of the compensation scheme – from the application process to levels of compensation – can be found at Any construction worker, or the family of a deceased construction worker, who believes they may have been affected by TCA records can download an initial enquiry form which is also available from the TCWCS free-phone helpline on 0800 980 8337.

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