Have you been exposed to dangerous chemicals?
Mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos can be a life-threatening and devastating condition. It can be difficult for patients to take legal action without working knowledge of toxic tort claims. With legal guidance from an experienced personal injury lawyer, you may be able to move your case forward with confidence and purpose.
File a Claim for Your Employer's Negligence
If you believe your case of mesothelioma is directly related to your occupation, you may be able to take legal action to recover compensation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates workers' exposure to chemicals through worker education and training. OSHA also puts strict limits on airborne concentrations of chemical substances and other workplace hazards.
You may be able to take legal action for any of the following:
- You were exposed to asbestos as part of your occupation
- Your company did not properly educate and train you in handling asbestos
- Your company did not meet health and safety standards
Statute of Limitations for Filing Claims
If a company improperly educated and trained employees, or failed to meet OSHA standards, they could be held legally responsible. Because mesothelioma symptoms could take decades after exposure to show, the statute of limitations for filing claims are established upon diagnosis of mesothelioma or after death. It is important to take legal action as soon as possible.
The statute of limitations for filing claims in West Virginia include the following:
- Two years from diagnosis
- Two years from death
Seek legal guidance and take action immediately!
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should take immediate action and work toward receiving the maximum compensation possible. Exposure to asbestos because of another party's negligence or a hazardous incident in an occupation may be grounds for legal action.
At Hartley & O'Brien, PLLC, our personal injury attorneys provide aggressive representation and excellent legal advice for clients who have suffered from harmful exposure to asbestos. With more than 30 years of legal experience and a
heavy focus on toxic tort claims, our legal team fights for positive results in personal injury cases. Call today and retain dedicated counsel from our Wheeling personal injury attorneys!