Bankruptcy Trust Claims

Many of the major asbestos companies who are responsible for exposing Ohio workers to deadly asbestos dust have sought protection in Federal Bankruptcy Courts. As part of the bankruptcy process these companies have been required to set up Trusts to pay victims. The Trust process requires evidence of exposure as well as evidence of an asbestos injury. This is not an easy process but McDermott-Hickey has developed the knowledge and expertise in navigating the various Trust requirements to obtain compensation for our clients who were exposed to and injured by products covered under the Trust.
Bankruptcy Trust claims can be a good choice for clients who wish to receive compensation but do not want to go through all the requirements of a traditional lawsuit in court.

Worker's Compensation Claims

If you are exposed to asbestos at work and develop an asbestos disease you may be entitled to bring a claim under Ohio’s Worker’s Compensation Laws.  If successful, a Workers Compensation claim may pay for medical bills and also pay a LOST WAGE BENEFIT EVEN IF YOU ARE RETIRED AT THE TIME YOU GET SICK.   If the worker dies from an asbestos related disease then the widow can be paid lost wage benefits twice monthly for the rest of her life EVEN IF THE WORKER WAS RETIRED AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH.

The workers’ compensation claims process can be complex, especially in the case of asbestos related lung diseases, and it’s important that you have an experienced attorney on your side who can guide you through the process. At McDermott & Hickey, LLC, we can assist you in filing a claim for workers’ compensation and begin getting you the medical care you need and replacement for your lost wages.


If you were exposed to and injured by asbestos containing products that were manufactured or supplied by a company that is still in business and is not covered by any Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust then you can file a traditional lawsuit against that company. The attorneys at McDermott-Hickey have been successfully representing asbestos victims in Ohio courtrooms for decades. We have the knowledge, experience and the resources to bring your case forward against even the largest asbestos companies.

Note: We work for you. Some of our clients do not want to go through a court case and decide to only pursue Bankruptcy Trust Claims &/or Workers Compensation. That is totally up to you. We are here to advise you of your legal options and pursue the claims you want to pursue.