Initially, when a vwF related to mining was diagnosed, two categories of compensation could be awarded: the general damages and the injury of Smith v Manchester for any disability suffered by the miner in his professional life after mining. Counsel were able to argue two other categories of damages, although bids under these categories were not made until 2003 – loss of revenue and damage to services for the cost of assistance with day-to-day tasks. Accelerated and accelerated payments were never introduced for vwf receivables. COPD 12. After filing a complaint containing details of the illness, work history and smoking habits, the applicant is invited to a spirometry test for lung function. While this test determined the extent of the lung injuries and not the cause, it allowed the evaluators to prioritize applicants to ensure that the older and most severely injured applicants would first be subject to the assessment process. Depending on the results, the applicant could receive an expedited offer that would speed up the payment process. If the expedited offer was rejected by the applicant or was not eligible for an expedited offer on the basis of the spirametric test, the applicant will be submitted to the full MAP before an offer of compensation can be made. In doing so, a respiratory protection specialist, assisted by lung function test results, medical records and consultation with the applicant (live), illnesses and a disability assessed as a result of copd reductions in comorbidity, diagnosed other disability conditions for which ITD was not responsible.  Atos Origin reported that it employed approximately 50 respiratory protection specialists at assessment centres across the country to assess the demand for COPD through respiratory testing and full MAP.
A reference medical panel oversaw the medical process.  Prioritize all claims 13. The customs clearance agreements ensure that the rights of elderly and sick applicants are given priority, followed by other survivors, widows of applicants, and then inheritance tax (not widows). The latter are only processed if Capita-IRISC`s resources permit.  Progress rate 14. The volume of claims was much higher than expected, and dTI and CSG agreed that the unanticipated number of claims resulted in administrative and other problems, although they were divided on the causes of the delay.  At the time of the main procedure, there were fewer than 5,000 cases of VWF and the best estimate of the DTI was that this number would increase to about 40,000. Of the COPD, there were 30,000 and 70,000.
 DTI acknowledged that it did not have a solid basis for these estimates. British Coal has estimated its overall liability to be much lower (only $50 million has been included in its accounts as a provision).  In this case, nearly 170,000 GMP applications were registered and 576,000 COPD applications were filed.  15. On January 9, 2005, Capita-IRISC had repaid 97,000 debts for VWF in full. A total of $1.1 billion was paid in compensation. For COPD, 172,000 claims were settled in complete and final offers in 179,827 other cases. A total of $1.29 billion was paid out in compensation to COPD. DTI expects to pay approximately $7.5 billion in compensation under both systems.  DTI`s Aspirational End Date VWF 16. The DTI has defined a number of final data for the DEF plan.
The ministry reported that by the end of December 2004, the first of them had been reached for issuing general damages offers to all complainants who had undergone their medical evaluation.