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How and where were you exposed to asbestos in Washington

Washington has numerous shipbuilding facilities, oil refineries, power plants, timber and paper mills, and aluminum processing industries that were known for the widespread use of asbestos that lead to occupational exposure. Washington has many ports and shipyards located in its major cities such as Olympia, Seattle, and Tacoma.

  • Anderson Middleton Lumber Company
  • Dabney Mack
  • Gray’s Harbor Railway and Light Company
  • Harbor Plywood Corporation
  • Pacific Heating Company
  • Sierra Pacific Ind
  • Wilson Brothers and Company
  • Allied Chemical
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • Collier Carbon & Chemical Company
  • E.K. Wood Lumber Company
  • Equilon
  • Fisher Packing Company
  • Morrison Mill Company
  • Northwest Petrochemical
  • Puget Sound Refining Company
  • Puget Sound Works
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Shell Oil Refinery
  • Snelson-Anvil, Inc.
  • Tecnal Corp
  • Tesoro West Coast
  • Texaco Incorporated
  • Texaco Oil Refinery
  • Texas Company
  • Boise Cascade Corp
  • Cascade Kraft, Division of Boise Cascade Corp
  • Columbia Kraft Corp
  • Austin Receiving
  • Boeing Company
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Mutual Materials Company
  • Armstrong Cont & Supplies
  • Atlantic Richfield Company
  • Bloedel Donovan Lumber Company
  • Brooks Lumber Company
  • Brower Company
  • Burlington Northern Uptown
  • Columbia Cement
  • E. K. Wood Lumber Company
  • Georgia Pacific Pulp & Paper
  • International Crossarms
  • Larson Lumber Company
  • Puget Sound Pulp & Paper
  • Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Company
  • Puget Sound Traction Light and Power Company
  • Talbott Shipyard
  • Tosco Refining
  • Whatcom City Railway and Light Company
  • Whatcom Falls Milling Company
  • Atlantic Richfield
  • Atlantic Richfield Co. (Arco)
  • Haskell Power Building
  • Brand Insulations In
  • Bremerton Elect Company
  • Bremerton Naval Shipyard
  • Bremerton, Charleston Light and Fuel Company
  • Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue 6-4
  • Dep. of Yards and Docks
  • Lents, Inc.
  • Naval Supply Center
  • Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
  • U.S. Naval Submarine Base
  • Bleach Plant & Digestor
  • Crown Columbia Paper Company
  • Crown Willamette Paper Company
  • Crown Zellerbach Corporation
  • Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • James River Paper Mill
  • Kraft Bleach Plant
  • Centralia Power Plant
  • Centralia Steam Plant
  • Eastern Railway and Lumber Company
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Pacific Power & Light Company
  • Trans Alta Centralia Gen Llc
  • Wacoal Power Plant
  • Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods Company
  • Carnation Milk Products Company
  • Chet\'s Wire Rope
  • Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company
  • State of Washington
  • Washington Oregon Corp
  • Columbia Aluminum
  • Grays Harbor Mill
  • Weyerhauser Paper Company
  • Weyerhauser Timber Company
  • Boeing, Everett
  • Coast Ice and Cold Storage Company
  • Everett Flour Mill Company
  • Everett Primary Center
  • Everett Pulp & Paper Company
  • Everett Railway and Electric Company
  • Everett Railway Lt and Water Company
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Litwin Corporation
  • Lowell Paper Company
  • Meyerhouse Timber Company
  • National Pole and Treating Company
  • Naval Station Everett
  • Paine A F B
  • Parker Lumber and Box Company
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Simpson Lee Paper
  • Soundview Pulp Company
  • Walton Lumber Company
  • Weidauer and Lansdown
  • Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company
  • Weyerhauser Paper Mill
  • Weyerhauser Timber Company
  • Yankee Hood
  • Arco Refinery
  • Atlantic Richfield Company
  • Bechtel Corporation
  • BP Oil Company
  • Conocophillips Company
  • General Petroleum Refinery
  • Intalco Aluminum Company
  • INTALCO-Ferndale
  • Mobil Chemical
  • Mobil Refinery
  • Socony Mobil Oil Company
  • D A Public Works
  • Fort Lewis Laundry
  • Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Mingin Company
  • U S Army Laundry
  • Martin-Marietta Corporation
  • AEC
  • Blaw Knox Company
  • Bumstead-Woolford Company
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
  • Export Water Line
  • Hanford Atomic Works
  • Hanford Engineering Works
  • Hanford Nuclear Reservation
  • Westinghouse Hanford Facility
  • E. K. Wood Lumber Company
  • Eureka Cedar Lumber and Shingle Company
  • Grays Harbor Mill
  • Grays Harbor Pulp & Paper Company
  • Habor Plywood Corporation
  • Hoquiam Plywood Company, Incorporated
  • Itt Rayonier, Inc.
  • North Western Lumber Company
  • Pease & Sons
  • Polson Logging Company
  • Rainier Paper
  • Rayonier Inc.
  • Valley Inland Pacific Company
  • Lakeside Sand & Gravel
  • Dow Chemical Co
  • Kalama Chemical, Inc
  • Brick Yard
  • Cal-Spray
  • Chevron Chemical
  • Phillips Pacific Chemical
  • Boeing Aircraft
  • Cam Industries
  • Liquid Air Incorporated
  • Keyport Torpedo Station;
  • Bureau of Yards and Docks;
  • United States Naval Torpedo Station;
  • St Regis Paper Co
  • Harvey Aluminum
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Boecon Corporation
  • Long Bell Lumber Company
  • Long Bell Powerhouse
  • Longview Fibre Company
  • M&M Plywood Corp
  • North Pacific Paper Corporation
  • Pulp and Paperboard Division
  • Reynolds Aluminum
  • Reynolds Metals Company
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill
  • Weyerhaeuser Timber Company
  • Boeing
  • Larson Air Force Base
  • Northwest Agri Products
  • Pronto Foods, Inc.
  • Pronto Potato Plant
  • Terminal Ice & Cold Storage
  • U & I, Inc.
  • Utah-Idaho Sugar Company
  • Casco Company
  • Continental Can Company
  • Georgia Pacific Paper Company
  • Kicwit Massart
  • Olympia Brewing Company
  • Olympia Parking Garages
  • Washington Public Service Company
  • Washington Veneer Company
  • Haskell & Burns
  • Oroville Lumber Co
  • Atomic Energy Plant
  • Hanford Project Reactor
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Tidewater Shaver Asphalt Company
  • Tidewater Terminal Company
  • Crown Zellerbach Corporation
  • Daishowa America
  • ITT Rayonier
  • Nippon Paper Industries
  • Olympic Forest Products Company
  • Paraffine Company
  • Port Angeles Div
  • Rayonier, Inc.
  • Siems, Carey H.S. Kerbaugh Company
  • Voyage Repair Station - Port Angeles
  • Washington Pulp & Paper
  • Crown Zellerbach Corporation
  • Fibre Board Products
  • National Paper Products Company
  • Port Townsend Paper Company
  • Warren Little & Lund
  • Lamb Western
  • Witco Chemical Co., Inc.
  • Willapa Lumber Co.
  • Texaco Oil
  • AC & S Inc
  • Boeing Aircraft Company
  • Boeing Renton
  • Defense Plant Corp
  • E. J. Bartells Company
  • K. J. Barnett Inc
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas
  • Pacific Car and Foundry Company
  • Puget Sound Energy
  • Steam & Condensate System
  • Tank Insulation
  • AEC Handford Works
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Atlantic Richfield Company
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Burns & Roe, Inc.
  • Douglas United Nuclear
  • General Electric Company
  • Hanford Atomic Testing Ground
  • Hanford Engineer Works
  • Hanford Test Site
  • Hanford Works AEC
  • Rockwell International
  • U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
  • WA Public Power Supply System Nuclear Project
  • Washington Public Power Supply System
  • Northern Pacific Railway Co.
  • Northwestern Improvement Co.
  • Roslyn Fuel Co.
  • Washington State Power Commission
  • Acme Linen Supply
  • Aircraft Plywood Corporation
  • Alaska Steam
  • Alaskan Air Base
  • Alaskan Copper Works
  • Albers Brothers, Milling Company
  • American Legion
  • American Linen Supply Company
  • American Planter
  • American Potato Company
  • Armstrong Cont & Supplies
  • Associated Shipyard
  • Automatic Sprinkler Corporation of America
  • Auxiliary Steam Plant
  • Becksmith & Kuffel
  • Belknap Glass Company
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding
  • Boatyard Incorporated
  • Boeing Aircraft Corp
  • Boeing Company
  • Boeing Marine Systems Shipbuilding & Repair
  • Brower Company
  • Bureau of Yds and Docks
  • Burlington Northern Diesel Facilites
  • California Incorporated
  • California Ink Company
  • Carnation Milk Products Company
  • Centennial Mill Company
  • Chemco Incorporated
  • Chemithon Corporation
  • Chevron Asphalt Company
  • City Light Plant
  • City of Seattle Wash Garbage Destructor #2
  • Claussen Brewing Company
  • Clough Lumber Company
  • Columbia and Puget Sound Railway Company
  • Commercial Ship Repair
  • Container Corp of America
  • Contintenal Can Company Incorporated
  • Covey Laundry Service
  • Crim Incorporated
  • Crown Zellerbach Corporation
  • Denny Renton Clay and Coal Company
  • Diamond Ice and Storage Company
  • Downs Northwest Diebold
  • Downtown Bon Marche
  • Duwamish Shipyard
  • E.J. Bartells Company
  • E.M. Jorgensen
  • E.T. Sampson & Company
  • Eastern Cold Storage
  • Edison Electric Ill'G Company
  • Exxon
  • Fiberglas Engineering & Supply Company
  • Fiberglas Marine
  • Fisher Flouring Mills Inc
  • Fishers Siding
  • Fluor Extraction Plant
  • Foaming Buoyancy Tanks
  • Foaming Fire Extinguishers
  • Foaming Reefer Boxes
  • Ford Center
  • Fort Casey
  • Fort Fetterman
  • Fort Flagler
  • Foss Tug & Launch
  • Fraser Boiler Shop
  • General Electric & Texaco
  • Germantown
  • Glacier Snow Mountain
  • Glen Merritt Company
  • Great Northern Diesel Service
  • Great Northern Railway. Company
  • Greenwood Sea
  • Greyhound Bus Terminal
  • Gunston Hall
  • H C Smith Construction
  • Henry Foss Tug
  • Henshaw Bulkley and Company
  • Hooker Chemical
  • Hydraulic Supply Manufacturing Company
  • Ideal Cement Company
  • Insulation Services Incorporated
  • Isaacson Steel Division
  • Ivy
  • J F Duthie Company
  • J H Mac Garegill
  • J W Nickle
  • Jensen Air Freight Terminal
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Kaiser Cement
  • Kenai Packers
  • Kennecott Cooper Corp
  • Kodiak Alaska
  • L.G. Massart Company
  • Lake Hills Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Lake Union Dry-dock Company
  • Lake Washington Shipyards
  • Liquid Carbonic Corporation
  • Lockheed Shipbuilding
  • Longview Fibre Company
  • Marco Shipyard
  • Marine Power & Equipment
  • Metro Seattle
  • Metropolitan Investment Company
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • Monsanto Company
  • Mount Lake Laboratory
  • Multi Purpose Hanger Boeing Field
  • Mutual Light and Heat Company
  • Naval Station
  • Naval Supply Depot
  • New England Fish Company
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Northwest Steel Company
  • Northwest Stl Rolling Mills
  • Northwestern Glass
  • Olympic Calpet Refining Company
  • Olympic Steamship Company, Inc.
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Pacific Brotherhood Investment Company
  • Pacific Coast Consolidated Milk Company
  • Pacific Iron & Metal Company
  • Pacific Northwest Bell
  • Package Boiler
  • Pier 66
  • Plainwell Paper
  • Polymer Science Lab
  • Portable Pads Insulation Service
  • Psf Industries
  • Puget Sound Bridge & Dredge Shipyard
  • Puget Sound International Railway and Power Company
  • Puget Sound Traction Light and Power Company
  • Puget Sound Tug & Barge
  • Radio Station KIRO
  • Rainer Avenue Pumping Station
  • Rainier Heat and Power Company
  • Ralph Company Incorporated
  • Rath Packing Company
  • Rayonier Inc
  • Refrigerated Transit
  • Renton Washington
  • Rhone Poulenc Basic Chemicals Inc.
  • S E Brown and Company
  • Saint Helens Pulp & Paper Company
  • Sea Lift
  • Sea-Land Warehouse
  • Sears Roebuck and Company
  • Seattle-Tacoma Power Company
  • Seattle Boiler Works
  • Seattle Brewing and Malting Company
  • Seattle Cedar Lumber Manufacturing Company
  • Seattle Electric Company
  • Seattle Gas Company
  • Seattle Linen
  • Seattle Shipyard
  • Seattle Steam Corporation
  • Seattle Steel
  • Seattle Tacoma Airport
  • Seattle Terminal Company
  • Seattle-Tacoma Satellite Transit System
  • Shell Company of California
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Sick's Rainier Brewing Company
  • Siems Drake Puget Sound
  • Sitka Pulp Mill Builders
  • Slems Drake Puget Sound
  • Sodo
  • Spear & Burke Oil Company
  • Standard Furniture Company
  • Sunchon
  • Sundfelt Equipment Company
  • Supply Laundry Company
  • Swanson River Field
  • Sweetbrier
  • Texaco Oil
  • Times Investment Company
  • Todd Drydock & Coast Company
  • Todd Pacific Shipyards, Inc. - Seattle
  • Troy Cascade Laundry Company
  • U. S. N. Air Kodiac
  • U.S. Naval Air Station
  • Umatilla Reff Lightship
  • Under Sea Gardens
  • Unicor Inc
  • Uniflite Incorporated
  • Union Oil Company of California
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • United Airlines
  • United States Naval Air Station
  • V. S. Jenkins Company
  • Virginia V Foundation
  • Walashek Industrial and Marine
  • Washington Iron Works
  • Washington Natural Gas
  • Washington Rr & Navigation Company
  • Weyerhaeuser Technology
  • Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill
  • Wheeler Osgood Company
  • Whidbey Island
  • Willamette Iron & Steel
  • Wind Tunnel B
  • Joint Power Operation
  • Point Power-Simpson Paper Company
  • Rainier Pulp & Paper
  • Shelton Mill
  • Simpson Logging Company
  • Simpson Timber Company
  • A.L. Flewelling
  • Alcoa
  • Armour and Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • B Schade Brewing Company
  • Black Carbon Coal Company
  • Bumstead & Woolford
  • Carnation Company
  • Central Steam Plant
  • Cook Street
  • Defense Plant Corp
  • E J Bartels Company
  • Fiberglas Engineering & Supply Company
  • Fiberglas Warehouse
  • General Electric
  • Inland Empire Paper Company
  • Insulation Inc
  • Jas Smyth Plumbing and Heating Company
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood Words
  • Kaiser Mead
  • Kaiser Trentwood
  • Kerley Chemical Company Inc
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Naval Supply Depot
  • Northwest Building Matls. Company
  • Oregon-Washington Depot
  • Oregon-Washington Rr and Navigation Company
  • Parkade Job
  • Potlatch Forests Incorporated
  • Shell Company of California
  • Spokane Airport
  • Spokane Compressor Company
  • Thro\' Jas Smyth Plumbing Company
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • Waldorf-Hoerner
  • Warken Little & Lund
  • Washington Water Power Company
  • Abitibi
  • Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Stone Consolidated
  • West Tacoma Mill
  • Fibreboard Products Company
  • Fleischmann Company
  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Standard Brands
  • Carnation Company
  • Jt Mcintire Mint Farm
  • Utah-Idaho Sugar Company
  • Ace Furnace & Steel Company
  • American Smelting & Refining
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • ASARCO Smelter
  • Atlas Foundry & Machine Company
  • Avamere Hlthcre-Highlands Ctr
  • Blair Waterway Terminal
  • Boise Cascade Corp
  • Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific Railroad
  • Container Corp of America
  • E J Bartells Company
  • E. T. Dupont Powder Company
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
  • Fort Lewis Base
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Heidelberg Brewing Company
  • Hooker Chemical
  • Hooker Electrochemical Company
  • Independent Insulating Inc
  • Jones Block
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp
  • Key Services
  • Klug & Smith Company
  • Kraft Pulp Div St. Regis Paper Company
  • Laraby Water Terminal
  • Lipsee Company
  • Martinac Shipbuilding Corp
  • Mobil Oil
  • Mt Rainier Depot
  • National Realty Company
  • Northern Pacific Railroad Company
  • Northwest Chair Company
  • Northwestern Improvement Company
  • Pacific Lime
  • Pacific Northwest Bell
  • Penn Salt Company of Washington
  • Pennsalt Chemicals Corporation
  • Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company
  • Pennwalt Chemical
  • Perter Sandberg
  • Philadelphia Quartz Company
  • Pioneer Chlor Alkali Company
  • Ranier Mechanical Contractors
  • Reichold Chemical
  • Saint Charles Borromeo
  • Saint P. & Tacoma Lumber
  • Saint Regis Paper Company
  • Seaborne Ship Yards
  • Sea-Tac Shipyards
  • Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Company
  • Simpson Tacoma Kraft Company
  • Snogualmie Falls Power Company
  • Sound Oil Company
  • Sound Refining Inc
  • St Regis Paper Company
  • St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber Company
  • St. Regis Kraft Company
  • St. Regis Paper Company
  • Subaru-Tacoma
  • Superior Service Laundries
  • Tacoma Asbestos
  • Tacoma Boatbuilding Company
  • Tacoma Electro Chemical Company
  • Tacoma Gas and Fuel Company
  • Tacoma Paperboard
  • Tacoma Railway and Power Company
  • Tacoma Shipyard
  • Tacoma Smelting Company
  • Tide Bay Steel Company
  • Todd Shipyards Corp - Tacoma
  • Union Lumber Company
  • United States Gypsum Company
  • Urban Plumbing and Heating
  • US Air Force, McChord AFB
  • US Oil and Refining
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Weyerhaeuser Timber Company
  • Wheeler Osgood Company
  • William Gardner and Company
  • Alcoa Aluminum-Vancouver
  • Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)
  • Ameer
  • Becco Chemical Div
  • Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Buffalo Electric Chemical
  • California Packing Corp
  • CCC Boring Company
  • City Sewage Treatment
  • Ford Machinery and Chemical Corporation
  • Fort Vancouver Plywood
  • George Vancouver
  • J R Harvey
  • Johnny Ray Boiler Company
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Kaiser Shipyard - Vancouver
  • Lucky Lager
  • Mackall Paine Veneer Company
  • North Shore Boat Works
  • Pacific Inland Navigation
  • United States Spruce Production Corp
  • Vancouver Light and Power Company
  • Vancouver Shipyard
  • Douglas United Nuclear
  • Icoa
  • Industrial Park Building 5
  • Naval Supply Depot
  • Phillips 66
  • Spokane Ind Park Building 5
  • Spokane Industrial Park
  • U.S. Naval Supply Depot
  • Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Continental Can Company
  • Libby, Mcneill, and Libby
  • Northwestern Gas and Electric Company
  • Terminal Ice & Cold Storage
  • Boise Cascade Corporation
  • Cascade Kraft Corporation
  • Pendleton Woolen Mills
  • Washougal Woolen Mills
  • Alcoa Aluminum
  • Bridgeport Land Company
  • Kaweckt Chemical Company
  • Puget Sound Engineering
  • Rocky Beach Dam
  • Sparks Ready-Pak Incorporated
  • Wenatchee Steam Laundry
  • Aircraft Fire Crash Station;
  • Fort Casey;
  • US Naval Air Station
  • Granger Clay Products
  • John I Haas
  • Pacific Power and Light Company
  • Weber Chevrolet Company
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Mesothelioma & lung cancer
statute of limitations in Washington

People who have developed asbestos-related diseases due to occupational exposure while working at industrial worksites can file an asbestos claim within a period specified by the state law called the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Washington is three years from the day the asbestos-related disease was diagnosed.

In case a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient passes away before his/her settlement, the victim’s family members can step in and file a wrongful death asbestos claim within three years from the death of their loved one.

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Do you qualify for asbestos compensation?

If you were injured by occupational asbestos exposure and struggle with one of the diseases below, you are immediately eligible for compensation. Since these are very serious diseases that are directly linked to asbestos exposure, all you have to do is give our law firm a call and send our legal experts the necessary documents for filing a claim.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

On the other hand, if you suffer from one of the following diseases and suspect it was the result of asbestos exposure, you will be required to undergo free, additional medical tests with our medical team in Birmingham, Alabama in person. Because the connection between these health problems and asbestos exposure is not completely clear, we will need to find out whether asbestos exposure is the real cause of your diagnosis.

AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisHistoplasmosisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Filing an asbestos claim in Washington

Current and former residents of Washington diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as quickly as possible after receiving the diagnosis. The statutes of limitations are only three years from the date of the diagnosis (for personal injury asbestos claims) and the time of death (for wrongful death asbestos claims). In 90% of the cases, we file asbestos trust fund claims rather than going through a lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys will help you with the steps involved in the process of filing your asbestos claim.

Bankruptcy trust claims

Asbestos trust funds were set up years ago to pay people that are sick and have been injured by asbestos. However, as asbestos trust funds do not have enough money to pay all asbestos claims fully, they offer a set percentage of the legal demand. But, the funds are typically dispersed faster than in lawsuits. Asbestos trust fund claims are usually handled out of court.

Preparing the claim

The quicker we can get the information from you and get it filed with the asbestos trust funds, the quicker the payment will come. In the beginning, we are on a fact-finding mission, but it's not as intensive as a typical lawsuit would be. It's more of an administrative process.

Gathering the information

Initially what is required from the asbestos trust fund is to prove exposure to that particular's asbestos trust fund product or products and you also have to show that you've been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. First, we will qualify the medical reports. Then, we have to prove how you were exposed: primarily through occupation or secondarily through a family member that you lived with and who worked directly with or around asbestos-containing products. For occupational exposure, you have to tell us where you have worked and inform us about any products that were in your working environment.

Filing your claim

We make the process simple, and we don't put anything other than the actual necessity on you to provide certain documentation to prosecute your asbestos claim, such as medical records from your treating hospital or physician, employment records, social security records from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and, if applicable, military records. As soon as we get the necessary information, we can start filing that with the asbestos trust funds and expect payment within a couple of months to one year. We will also report to Medicare to obtain a clearance to release funds to you.

Claim evaluation

Asbestos trust funds usually qualify the asbestos claim and pay it under two processes. "Expedited Review" is based on a minimum set of probable medical and asbestos exposure criteria and applications receive a scheduled amount that is not negotiated. "Individual Review" allows for asbestos claim amounts up to a published maximum. Factors that determine the actual amount can include but are not limited to, age at diagnosis, jurisdiction, and the settlement history of your counsel.

Claim payment

Trustees make a determination and decide whether they will or won't pay the asbestos claim. Usually, payment comes within a couple of months to one year, and we can set up a stream of revenue for our clients. You will receive your compensation in one installment.

At Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., we strive to get you the best asbestos claim results possible. To pay out asbestos claims, asbestos trust funds managers rely on something called case valuation matrix. The case valuation matrix is a document approximating historical settlement values and assigning different values for compensable cancer types. The base dollar amounts vary by state or region because location sets occupational asbestos exposure levels. The table below provides the average settlement values, by disease level, at asbestos trust funds with seven disease levels, as presented in Rand Corporation's report on Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts.

Average amounts paid by asbestos trust funds

Mesothelioma
$960,000
Lung Cancer
$258,000
Other Cancer
$122,000
Non Malignant Diseases
$78,000

Disclaimer:  Compensation for your asbestos case will be calculated starting from the base calculation matrix, increasing or decreasing the level of compensation according to the specifics of your case. Factors that can affect the value of your case include, but are not limited to, your location, age, work history, pain and suffering, the asbestos products involved in occupational exposure, and expenses related to your illness. Individual cases vary based on such factors, and previous results don't ensure an equal outcome. The factors specific to your case make it difficult to predict its value before you file an asbestos claim. So, determining how much your case is worth can be a complicated process. If you have any questions about settlements and your legal rights, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

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Why residents in Washington choose us?

We are a team of experienced lawyers with the expertise and skills needed to handle asbestos claims successfully. Our hardworking attorneys have dedicated themselves to helping clients claim the compensation amount they deserve from their employers. Sound knowledge of the Washington asbestos regulations makes us competent to pursue all types of asbestos claims in this state. Moreover, we are compassionate and understand the situation you are in, and thus make all the legal steps hassle-free so that you have more time to take care of your health. An excellent track record of helping clients across the state of Washington has made residents choose us. In addition to the legal assistance, we can help you decide upon the best medical treatment available in your area.

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