Determining the Worker’s Last Job With 30 Days of Asbestos Exposure in NC is Important to Your Successful Comp Claim
When a North Carolina worker has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, that employee may be entitled to legal compensation from a North Carolina workers compensation claim because in most cases of asbestosis, asbestos-related cancer, and mesothelioma the underlying asbestos exposure occurred in the workplace. If the worker has died from the asbestos disease or asbestos cancer, then the surviving spouse may be eligible to receive death benefits by filing an NC workers comp claim.
In order to file the a successful asbestos workers compensation claim in North Carolina, it is essential that that the injured worker or his family file their workers comp claim against the proper employer.
Here is how one goes about figuring out which company is the responsible employer for an asbestos-related cancer or disease that is the subject of a successful asbestos workers compensation claim in North Carolina.
You, or your attorney, must determine the LAST job where you / the employee worked with or around asbestos containing products in North Carolina for at least 30 days within a period of seven (7) consecutive months, i.e., 210 days. One possible situation may have been that you / the employee worked with or around asbestos containing products for five (5) days a week for six (6) straight weeks. Another possible situation is that you / the employee may have worked with or around asbestos containing products two (2) days a week for 15 weeks. At the least, you / the employee must have worked with or around asbestos containing products one (1) day a week for 30 weeks in a row.
A few examples of asbestos containing products that can produce asbestos dust are: asbestos insulation, including block insulation, pipe insulation, and pipe covering; asbestos millboard; asbestos blankets; asbestos cement or refractories; and, boilers. There are many other asbestos containing products which produced asbestos dust when they were cut, fabricated, removed and replaced, etc. — and thereby causing mesothelioma, asbestos cancers like lung cancer, and asbestosis.
To assist you in figuring out where you or a loved one might have been exposed to asbestos in the past, we have prepared five lists of North Carolina job sites and work sites – such as power plants, chemical companies, and textile mills — broken down by these regions: Eastern NC / Triangle / Triad / Charlotte area / Western NC.
We have many years of experience handling North Carolina workers compensation claims involving mesothelioma, asbestos-related cancers like lung cancer, and asbestosis.
If you would like us to assist you with a possible NC asbestos workers comp claim, you can submit a Free Case Evaluation Form or you can call attorney Tom Lamb on our toll-free number: 800-426-9535.