A common way to obtain compensation for asbestos-linked mesothelioma is by filing a claim with an asbestos trust fund. Victims of on-the-job asbestos exposure have received billions from asbestos trust funds since these funds were created.
However, the process can be complicated, which is why you should strongly consider working with an attorney. The Maryland mesothelioma lawyers at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl are prepared to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation and learn your legal options for getting compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Before filing a claim with an asbestos trust fund, you must gather evidence to prove you meet certain eligibility criteria.
There are many active asbestos trust funds, each with their own eligibility requirements. Generally, trust funds require you to provide the following information:
To prove you meet the criteria, you must provide certain evidence to support your claim. Trust funds are generally looking for the following kinds of evidence:
Filing an asbestos claim is a long process. It can take several months or over a year before your claim is approved and you are granted financial compensation.
There are two types of claims you can file with an asbestos trust: an expedited review or individual review.
Your attorney can help you figure out which type of claim submission is best for your case. An asbestos claim lawyer will also make sure your claim is filed within the statute of limitations, which is three years from the date of your diagnosis (Code of Maryland § 5-101). If your claim is not filed within the statute of limitations, you will lose your right to pursue compensation for your asbestos illness from an asbestos trust.
Your attorney will also work to collect the evidence needed to support your case. Experienced asbestos lawyers know what evidence is needed to connect your illness to occupational exposure to help your claim be successful.
You may be able to get legal help when filing a claim for compensation from an asbestos trust fund from one of the skilled Maryland personal injury attorneys of The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl. Our experienced lawyers fight to recover the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by asbestos-related illnesses.
Request a free, no obligation consultation and learn what legal options are available for pursuing compensation. There are no upfront fees when working with our firm, and you only owe legal fees if we recover compensation in your case.