How long do I have to file an asbestos workers’ compensation claim, especially if my symptoms do not occur immediately?
Minneapolis workers’ compensation attorney, Dean Salita, shares what the timetable (statute of limitations) is for filing an asbestosis lawsuit.
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That is a very difficult question as well, and that goes towards many different time limitations. The general time limitation is you have three years during any occupational; exposure, cancers, asbestos, silicosis, anything to bring the claim. Now, the question is, is when do you know that the claim is work related? Or when do you know that this claim had some type of connection to your work? ‘Cause people are diagnosed with some – they can be diagnosed with a lung problem that they originally thought was pneumonia or they thought was a sinus infection or a chest cold. And then when you go back, that’s beyond the time limitation. Three years is generally the statute of limitations, which was used. There are statutes of repose and other time limitations, but the three years is the main one.