Definition of Asbestos
Asbestos refers to a set of six naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals including chrysotile, crocidolite, amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Asbestos was used in commercial and industrial industries for many years but is now strictly regulated because it has been associated with lung cancer, mesothelioma and respiratory health conditions.
Trusts have been established by certain defendants in asbestos related cases to provide compensation to injured claimants. The goal of these trusts is to process and pay valid claims as promptly as possible to injured parties. If you have an asbestos related work condition which was caused by unsafe working conditions, talk to a personal injury or work comp lawyer. Consider, all injury claims have a statute of limitations which may run from the date of the discovery of your injury. If you fail to file an injury claim within the specified timeframe you may be barred from recovery through a personal injury claim in the future.