Asbestos material was very widely used between the 1950s and the 1980s in the construction and manufacturing industries. People working in these industries at that time were regularly inhaling the fibres and dust of asbestos which lead to their bodies developing mesothelioma.
After a mesothelioma diagnosis, the sufferers can file a compensation claim against the employer for whom they worked at the time of asbestos exposure. The asbestos claim is a legal action which allows a patient and their family to get compensation for mesothelioma which was caused due to asbestos exposure.
There are three kinds of asbestos claims that a sufferer can file:-
1. Personal Injury Lawsuit
2. Wrongful Death Lawsuit
3. Trust Fund Claims
Many manufacturing companies wrongfully exposed their employees to asbestos even after knowing its toxic nature. Filing a claim may provide you with compensation to cover the cost of the treatment, the lost income and other associated expenses.
The personal injury claims are filed by people exposed to asbestos and who later were diagnosed with a related illness such as mesothelioma. This claim is filed against the asbestos company which the claimant worked for and is responsible for their exposure. The claim that you file must prove that the company products have caused the illness.
The personal injury claim must include:-
After submitting the claim the mesothelioma lawsuit shall begin. The money from the personal injury claim may cover the treatment costs and compensation for the emotional toll that a mesothelioma diagnosis brought.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure then you should file for compensation. As a victim or a victim’s family member, you might not be aware of all the rules and regulations of the claim filing, hence for best results you would need to work with a skilled lawyer to file your asbestos claim. Siler & Ingber can help you through the entire process and their mesothelioma lawyer shall ensure that your fund claim is filed in a correct and timely manner.