Workers’ Compensation Claims: Asbestos Injuries
Many of the workers’ compensation claims handled at Brayton Purcell LLP concern disabling or life-threatening health problems from workplace exposure to asbestos. Insulators, shipbuilders, pipefitters, plumbers, electricians, railroad workers, and auto mechanics are just some of our clients who were exposed to asbestos. We have also represented people who did not work directly with asbestos-containing products or materials but were exposed to airborne asbestos on the job because of unsafe working conditions.
Asbestos-related diseases typically do not develop until decades have passed from the initial asbestos exposure. It can take anywhere from 5–70 years to develop an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma. Usually, you will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits even if your on–the–job asbestos exposure occurred long ago.
You may file a workers’ compensation claim even if your asbestos exposure took place during the course of private employment. You may also have a case against the manufacturers and suppliers of the asbestos products involved as well as other entities that disturbed asbestos in your presence. These are two separate actions. Because of our extensive experience with asbestos litigation, Brayton Purcell LLP can effectively manage both actions.
How We Can Help You
If you have a serious injury, consulting an asbestos attorney can help keep your workers’ compensation claim moving forward. Brayton Purcell LLP will plan a strategy for your case, gather information to support your claim, keep track of deadlines, and represent you at hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
You may be unhappy with the quality of medical care that you are getting from your employer’s doctor, the employer’s insurance company, or having trouble with getting benefits paid. Our legal team will work on maximizing your benefits and helping you get needed medical assistance.
Brayton Purcell LLP has over 35 years of experience in handling workers’ compensation claims based on asbestos exposure. We are particularly knowledgeable about asbestos-related illnesses, like mesothelioma, and can explore options that you may have beyond a workers’ compensation claim. If you have an employment-related injury, an asbestos attorney can help you learn more about your legal workers’ compensation rights. Contact Brayton Purcell LLP today to discuss your potential workers’ compensation claim.