It’s not always easy to sue a company you worked for, especially if your employer was good to you. The attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault understand and respect your feelings and positive attitude about your employer; however, there are several reasons why you should still call an attorney to discuss your legal options if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Most Mesothelioma Cases are Against Asbestos Makers—Not Employers
The majority of mesothelioma lawsuits are filed against asbestos manufacturers and not against individual employers who allowed asbestos to be used on the job site. If the asbestos manufacturer that provided asbestos to your company is no longer in business, it is possible that a trust fund has been established to pay for any mesothelioma claims against the company even though it’s no longer in operation. Once your lawyer knows where and when you may have been exposed to asbestos, a full investigation can be done into which asbestos manufacturer(s) was responsible for your asbestos exposure and resulting mesothelioma.
You Won’t Hurt Your Employer by Calling an Attorney
You aren’t making any kind of commitment to move forward with litigation or to seek damages from your employer when you contact a mesothelioma lawyer for a free consultation. Instead, you are scheduling a meeting to discuss your rights. And again, most mesothelioma cases are against asbestos manufacturers.
If we determine that your employer was also at fault for asbestos exposure, your only legal recourse against your employer may be through workers’ compensation. Your employer likely has workers’ compensation insurance as required by state law and will not face any financial consequences for the claim that you bring.
However, if you have an unusual case and there is a potential lawsuit that might be filed against your employer, we will discuss that scenario with you, so you can make an informed choice about whether or not you want to go ahead with your claim.
If you were exposed to asbestos and suffer from mesothelioma, you deserve to make a fair recovery. Please contact us online today or call our office at 318.588.6303 to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. If we take your case, you won’t owe us any legal fees until your claim has been successfully settled. You have nothing to lose and much to gain by scheduling a meeting with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible, even if you don’t want to sue your employer.