Individuals who worked around asbestos often qualify for financial compensation and do not even realize it. There is more than 30 billion dollars sitting in asbestos trust funds waiting for those who qualify to collect the money they deserve. Listed below are some of the most common questions we receive about filing a claim:
Can I upgrade my non-cancer claim with the asbestos trusts if I later get cancer?
Yes, you can upgrade or file a new claim with trusts if you get cancer. If you qualify, you will be paid the difference between the amount the cancer claim pays and the amount you already received for the non-cancer asbestos trust claim.
Did I have to start working prior to 1982 to file asbestos trust claims?
The answer generally is “yes” with most asbestos trusts. Most trusts accept claims if you worked a minimum of 24 months prior to December 31, 1982.
How long did I have to work around asbestos to qualify to file trust claims?
The answer varies, but generally, you need to have worked around asbestos in a qualifying occupation for at least 5 years. However, if you contract mesothelioma the time could be shortened to as little as one day. Call our office for a free consultation at (800) 519-1440.
Do I have to sue my employer to get compensation?
No, the asbestos trust claims are not filed against your employer. These claims are filed with the asbestos trusts. The funds were set aside by manufacturers of asbestos products. Over $30 was set aside to pay these claims by manufacturers of asbestos products.
Do I have to go to court or give a deposition if I file asbestos trust claims?
No, these claims are filed outside the traditional court system. You do not have to go to court or give any depositions. After the claims are filed, all you must do is sign release documents and receive your check in the mail.
Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation
At Sammons & Berry, P.C. we offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, so you can discuss the facts of your case without paying for anything upfront. Asbestos trusts claims do not require a lawsuit, depositions, or courtrooms. The process is simple and easy for the client and should not require any stressful legal confrontations for the client. The law firm handles all of the claims for the client, helping you maximize your compensation. We do not accept any payments from our clients until they receive compensation. We charge on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay a percentage of what you get paid in your claim. If we are unable to collect anything for you, there is no cost to you.
Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative and start your journey towards compensation.
Wrongful Death Claims For Families of Asbestos Victims
If you have lost a loved one due to the harmful exposure of asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can provide a work history and a death certificate for your loved one, our attorneys can help you file an asbestos claim. We understand how difficult this process can be, this is why we work with you every step of the way to help you get the money you deserve. Reach out to our team today to learn more about filing a claim for a family member.