Other people who have suffered from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases have sued the companies that are at fault, and they’ve gotten compensation through settlements or bankruptcy trusts. Veterans have also received compensation. It’s time your loved one got compensated, too.
Remember: the company is at blame. In many cases, mesothelioma is traced back to the same group of companies that remained silent despite knowing the harmful effects of asbestos exposure. If you can prove that the company your loved one worked at kept quiet about the health dangers just to make profit, you deserve compensation!
What you and your loved one can get
Victim compensation not only compensates for your loss of income and medical bills, it can also help hold the people that have grossly neglected protecting your loved one from asbestos exposure.
The amounts of compensation in meseothelioma claims vary on factors such as funeral costs, wages and distress. It varies on each claim. Some claims even reach as much as millions of dollars. However, it is very hard to tell how your case will end or how much compensation you’ll receive. You’ll get the most compensation if you hire an experienced asbestos attorney to help determine your loved one’s eligibility for a compensation claim.
The attorneys at Pulaski Law Firm will review your situation closely, considering the following factors to determine how much you and your loved one may get:
- Physical and mental distress (also known as “pain and suffering”)
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses, including those not covered by health insurance
- Group support for you and your loved ones
- Funeral expenses
- Travel costs for medical treatments
There are a great many types of mesothelioma claims which could fit your profile. We will help you file the claim that is closest to your case. If, however, you or your loved one is not filing a claim, there are many types of other financial help that you can receive instead.
Types of compensation you can get
Bankruptcy trust funds: When the number of asbestos related lawsuits began to pile up, a lot of the companies went bankrupt, many went out of business and many had to merge with other companies meaning that these companies no longer exist.
However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t claim your compensation from them. These companies set a bankruptcy fund in order to compensate their victims and are playing a big role in settlements due to the dispatch of funds very quickly. If you are suffering badly, we can help you file a claim with a bankruptcy trust fund. Sometimes, this means you may get more compensation faster, since compensation delivered after a lawsuit settles can take many years.
Settlement: Many companies settle a claim rather than go to court and pay high legal fees, especially if the case favors you.
Trial verdicts: Each case is unique and the verdict can go either way depending on evidence. There are no set guidelines about who is or isn’t guilty in case there isn’t a settlement. You and your loved one can get compensated for your lost income, medical bills and other costs in this situation.