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Asbestos Trusts Explained

Miskin Law Office represents victims and their families that have mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos. We make claims to Asbestos companies that sold asbestos products in Canada.

You have Options! If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you have to make a decision when it comes to compensation. You can either apply directly to US companies that sold asbestos products in Canada, or you can make a claim with Workers Compensation. You cannot do both. We can help you file a claim against US companies that sold asbestos products, and have now setup Asbestos Trusts for compensation. In most cases we can get much more compensation than Workers Compensation will provide. 

When you contact us about a mesothelioma claim, our first step is it send you a questionnaire about your work history and asbestos exposure. We research your workplace and the years you worked to figure out what asbestos trust companies we can apply to and make a claim. As experienced asbestos lawyers we have had hundreds of cases in Canada and quite often have more than one worker at the same site, who has described their exposure to asbestos. 

If you have been exposed at home, or do not know where your exposure took place we will investigate your claim to figure out all possible exposure to asbestos. Many times people contact us and have no clue where they were exposed to asbestos. After some digging we often figure out where the exposure may have been. Sometimes it can be through a family member that worked in an asbestos related industry, such as construction, auto, steel, factory work, power generation etc. 

You do not have to have worked with an asbestos product in order to receive compensation, many of our clients worked in a factory that contained asbestos, or at a site where another worker was using an asbestos product. You are still eligible for compensation. We also have clients that did home renovations, and were exposed to asbestos. Our job is it figure out what asbestos were used for residential use, and make claims to those companies.

The Asbestos Trusts require medical evidence, and exposure evidence. They need a biopsy report (Pathology Report) and also exposure testimony. Once we review your questionnaire we will draft affidavits about your work history. When the affidavit is signed, we use the biopsy and exposure affidavit to make a claim against an asbestos trust company.

Each asbestos trust pays a different amount of compensation, this can range from $5,000 to $90,000 USD. They also take a different amount of time to review your claim. Some trusts take 2 or 3 months to assess your claim, and others will take longer. Quite often these large corporations will try to deny the claim for any possible reason, and we will apply the claim and try to provide them with further information to get the claim accepted.

All funds from the Asbestos Trusts are paid in US currency. We give you the option of accepting the compensation in US or Canadian currency. We normally get a good exchange rate at the bank, but we offer both currencies for all of our clients.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact one of our Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawyers today to find out how much your case is worth.

You deserve compensation for your suffering. Contact us today.

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