Do I have enough years of toxic exposure from my previous workplaces to apply for a claim?

One of the eligibility criteria you need to meet if you intend to file a claim with asbestos trust funds is significant asbestos exposure, which usually refers to at least 3 years of asbestos exposure, both in industrial and military settings.

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You must have at least 3 years of occupational or military asbestos exposure to file a claim

Because short-term asbestos exposure rarely causes a disease, the person who seeks financial compensation, for this reason, must have been in contact with the toxic mineral for at least 3 years. This is the minimum amount of time for their exposure to be deemed significant and is also the eligibility criteria for most asbestos trust funds. Consequently, whether you were exposed to asbestos in industrial or military settings, you must have been in contact with the mineral for 3 years or longer. Unfortunately, there are people who develop a serious disease following shorter asbestos exposure, as they may be more sensitive to this harmful agent.

We cannot help you if this is your case, as much as we would want to, since this is the requirement of asbestos trust funds, as well as of the VA. If you have 3 years or more of asbestos exposure, we will file a personal injury claim on your behalf with the asbestos trust funds of all companies that are responsible for your diagnosis so that you can benefit from the maximum compensation available. Similarly, if you are a veteran, your claim will also be filed with the VA to receive disability compensation, which can help you afford superior healthcare and treatment.

We provide victims of asbestos exposure with quality legal assistance

Since 1990, our law firm has been pursuing compensation on behalf of victims of toxic exposure and our legal team is ready to provide you with the legal assistance you need. Whether you were exposed to asbestos in the workplace or in the military, we will strive to obtain the largest sum of money you are eligible for from all the liable parties. Although complex and tedious, the legal process will require minimal involvement on your part, as we are aware that most of our clients are in great physical and emotional pain.

Thereby, the only documents you will have to send your attorney will be your employment or military records, which you must retrieve, as well as your medical records, which will stand as evidence to support your claim and serve as a starting point for your case evaluation. Eventually, you will benefit from the maximum compensation available for your asbestos-related diagnosis. For more information, do not hesitate to contact us and we will promptly answer your questions.

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