Many companies throughout Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Kentucky have exposed employees and individuals to the hazards of asbestos. At Nichol & Associates, we offer aggressive representation on behalf of people hurt by asbestos exposure. The founder of our firm, attorney Douglas Nichol, has been helping people recover damages in asbestos-related mesothelioma cases for over 40 years.
Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claims
Personal Injury And Workers’ Compensation
For skilled, experienced and client-centered legal advocacy in your asbestos-related illness claim, contact our law office in Knoxville, Tennessee. To schedule a free consultation, call 865-588-7465.
Some of the major asbestos manufacturers who have been held liable in personal injury and mesothelioma workers’ compensation claims include:
- Owens Corning
- Combustion Engineering
- Babcock & Wilcox
- Pittsburgh Corning
- Armstrong Contracting & Supply
- National Gypsum
- U.S. Gypsum
Asbestos Exposure In Tennessee
As early as the 1930’s, many asbestos manufacturers and contractors knew the dangers asbestos posed to workers, yet failed to warn them. Many people who worked as construction workers, boilermakers, pipe-fitters, and in other trades where asbestos was used or made, developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that produces a tumor in the lining of the lung or the abdominal cavity and is almost always related to asbestos exposure. Since a majority of people affected by asbestos-related mesothelioma were exposed at work, they are entitled to workers’ compensation.
Since it can take decades from the time of asbestos exposure for an individual to develop mesothelioma or lung cancer, many of the companies responsible for these damages have gone out of business. Workers’ compensation is often the only avenue of recovery available to injured workers. Our firm is very experienced in handling these cases.
Many of the larger asbestos manufacturers have filed for bankruptcy and established settlement trusts. We file claims for survivors, victims and their families, using the procedures being set up through these bankruptcies.
There are many avenues to pursue an asbestos-related illness claim. Our attorneys can help you determine which one is appropriate for your case.
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Contact Nichol & Associates today for a free and confidential consultation.