If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. There are some companies that continue to use asbestos, despite knowing the dangers and despite the regulations against it. If you were exposed to asbestos by your employer, then you may have a claim against the company. Here is what you need to know about asbestos claims.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?
You may have a personal injury claim after your diagnosis with mesothelioma. Companies know the dangers of asbestos and when they expose workers without any warning, they are liable for any illness or injury that the person sustains because of the exposure. If you were an employee or had asbestos exposure, you may be able to file an asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit.
Do You Have a Wrongful Death Claim?
The estate can also sue on behalf of a mesothelioma patient. A wrongful death claim covers funeral expenses and lost income. The estate can also continue a lawsuit by the patient. For instance, if your loved one was in the middle of a lawsuit, the estate can pick up where the person left off. The estate becomes the recipient of the lawsuit.
How Do You Prove Your Case?
Your first move should be to contact a lawyer about the case. Most attorneys will provide you with a free consultation in advance to discuss the specifics. Your lawyer can tell you if you have a case. Next, your attorney will ask about your exposure, work history and medical history. You’ll have to provide testimony and in some cases, you may need extra testimony.
What Do You Receive Compensation For?
When you file a lawsuit for asbestos exposure, you are suing for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and other costs. In general, the average
Do You Need an Asbestos Trust Fund?
Asbestos trust funds are a way to secure that you will receive future compensation. If a company files for bankruptcy or does not have the funds to pay for the lawsuit, then you may have access to a mesothelioma trust fund. There is more than $30 million in asbestos bankruptcy trust funds.
Any worker who has been exposed to asbestos or used asbestos containing products may be able to file a lawsuit. The amount of money that you receive will depend on the evidence that you have, the damages that you suffered and the number of companies you sue.