If you’re exposed to asbestos, you may want to know about how you can seek compensation. The risk of developing mesothelioma is relatively high, and you could end up in a position where you’re struggling to survive.
You probably fall into one of the groups of claimants below. There are several things to consider if you want to file a claim.
Who is usually involved in mesothelioma lawsuits?
The people most likely to have been exposed initially were workers in mines and factories who were exposed to direct asbestos fibers. They may sue the businesses that manufactured asbestos, processed it or even mined it.
Another group who may be involved in asbestos-related lawsuits include private individuals and workers exposed due to home construction or construction in the workplace.
A third group is those who were exposed at their work sites, like at railroads or shipyards. They most often sue the distributors of asbestos-containing products. They can also seek compensation from the owners of the properties.
Today, people may file lawsuits because of companies that hid the risk of asbestos or that disposed of it improperly. Some organizations or companies may have still had the dangerous material in the workplace without letting workers know.
How much can someone expect to receive if they win a case over mesothelioma and asbestos exposure?
There are some cases that have been awarded little, but others have been in the millions of dollars. It’s best to work with your attorney directly since every case is different. Someone with minimal injuries is unlikely to obtain the same amount as a person with a terminal illness. Every case has to be treated differently and independently of others.