Hundreds of Maine workers exposed to asbestos while working at Bath Iron Works,
Hundreds of Maine workers exposed to asbestos while working at Bath Iron Works, the South Portland Shipyard and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard can expect to be included in a $1 billion settlement announced this week, but some lawyers say they could risk losing benefits they currently receive under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act. William Higbee, a Topsham attorney representing dozens of workers exposed to asbestos, said that any worker accepting a third-party settlement without prior approval from their insurance carrier and employer may lose the workers' compensation benefits provided under the federal act. Details.
"Hundreds of Maine workers exposed to asbestos while working at Bath Iron Works," (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 14382.
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