Who can claim compensation after being exposed to asbestos?
People who develop and are diagnosed with asbestos-related illnesses that result in disability may receive compensation for bodily injury after asbestos exposure.
These diseases include:
Diffuse pleural thickening associated with asbestos
Asbestos-linked lung cancer
Claim the compensation, and individuals must be able to say how and when they were exposed to asbestos. Some of these diseases require thousands of hours of prior exposure to asbestos in the workplace to demonstrate that another cause did not cause them.
If family members have died from asbestos-related illnesses or are unable to make claims, family members can also make claims on behalf of their loved ones.
Suppose a person is diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. In that case, the application process can begin within three years from the date of adequate diagnostic knowledge (called the statute of limitations - this is the standard for all injury claims. bodily). If a person has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease for more than three years (outside of the statute of limitations), it means that they don't have time to make a claim.