Legal Referral Programs for Workers
The Institute has established and monitors a legal referral program for sheet metal workers and contractors suffering from asbestos exposure. Referrals are made to attorneys who handle claims against asbestos product manufacturers. SMOHIT’s program is coordinated by one of the premier asbestos litigation firms in the country, and with good reason. It is estimated that tens of millions of dollars will be recovered from asbestos companies over the next five years to pay for the damage caused by asbestos—including loss of income, medical expenses, damaged health, and shortened life expectancy.