It’s been decades since many of our clients were at worksites with asbestos. Some, but not all, clearly remember what products they, and others around them, used. Others didn’t work with asbestos products, but others around them did, and they didn’t pay much attention to discarded packaging at the worksite. Can you file a claim with an asbestos trust fund or sue a company that sold asbestos products if you’re unsure of which products injured you?
Satterley & Kelley PLLC attorneys have represented victims of asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases for more than 25 years. If you or a family member are diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, or another condition caused by asbestos, call us at 855-385-9532 to learn about your legal rights and compensation for the harm you suffered.
A Company or Trust Fund Won’t Pay Unless There is Evidence Its Product Played a Role in Causing Your Illness
To recover compensation through a claim against a bankruptcy trust, you must provide evidence of your diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease and proof you were exposed to products from the bankrupt company.
For some of these trusts, proof of exposure may be enough if:
- You worked at a particular job site during a specific time frame
- Performed a certain type of work involving asbestos or
- Had regular contact with the work clothing of someone who did such work
In a lawsuit, the amount and quality of evidence needed for a successful claim is more demanding. You must plead and prove specific legal claims, including if you didn’t directly work with a company’s products, you were at least exposed to them.
Satterley & Kelley, PLLC, Has Documented Which Products Were Used, and Where
We have hundreds of photos of different asbestos products. You can go through them to see if any look familiar to jog your memory. This way, you can contribute to the evidence needed for your case.
But evidence need not come directly from you. Our attorneys have handled hundreds of asbestos-related claims and lawsuits involving worksites across Kentucky. As a result, we have a detailed and far-reaching library of information, including a list of job sites in Kentucky where asbestos was used.
After we nail down where you worked and when, we can search through evidence in prior cases to determine what evidence we have of which asbestos products you may have been exposed to. This could be documentary evidence of what products were shipped where, and which contractors bought what.
Testimony given during trials or depositions can also be very helpful. If you worked for Allied Chemical in Ashland, for example, we have copies of deposition testimony by those who worked with asbestos products stating what they used and when. With the help of documents and depositions, we can connect the dots and develop a strong case supporting your claim or lawsuit.
Another option is reaching out to former co-workers who may have useful information.
Get the Help You Need From Attorneys You Can Trust
If you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury or asbestos trust fund claim. Satterley & Kelley PLLC has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts throughout Kentucky, and we can help you too. Let us be your boots on the ground.
If you have questions, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with our experienced asbestos injury attorneys. To make an appointment, call our office in Louisville at 855-385-9532 or complete our contact form.