Asbestos Compensation Explained
Scientists have known about the dangers of asbestos for over 100 years. Due to poor regulations, nothing was done to protect the average person from asbestos until more recently. Large corporations took advantage of this, and purposefully hid the fact that asbestos causes cancer and serious illness. These companies colluded to cover up the dangers of asbestos. They purposefully did not put warnings on asbestos products because they thought it would hurt their profits. They chose profits over lives. After many years of people dying from asbestos, these large companies that sold asbestos products were sued so many times in US courts that they gave up and set up Asbestos Trusts for victims of their products. Canadians can apply to over 30 different asbestos trusts for compensation.
We’ll Guide You through the Trust System
It can be hard to figure out which trusts to apply to. Let us help guide you through the trust system. In order to have a valid claim, you will need a medical report that proves you have mesothelioma and exposure information that proves you were exposed to asbestos.
We have had hundreds of clients over the years and have built an asbestos product database. Our database can help us figure out which products you were exposed to, depending on the years you worked. As Ontario lawyers with an Ontario licensed law firm, most of our asbestos clients are residents of Ontario. We have been able to determine which companies sold asbestos products used in Ontario workplaces.
We have clients that have worked all over Ontario. We often have new clients that work at the same worksite location as some of our older clients. Our older clients’ testimony can help your claim. If our other clients have already told us what asbestos products they were exposed to at the same location as a new client this can help their claim.
Some of the common Ontario locations are clients have worked at:
- Algoma Steel
- Johns Manville
- Imperial Oil
- Ford Plant
- Chrysler Plant
- General Electric
- CP Rail
- Power Plants and Paper Mills across Ontario
- Chubb Security Safes
- Fisher Bearings
- TTC Tunnels
- B.F. Goodrich
- Dow Chemical
- Fibreglas Canada
- Owens-Corning Canada
- Holmes Foundry
- and more