Asbestos-related claims are different and can be more complex, because they do not involve immediately sustaining an injury on the job. Rather, asbestos-related illnesses develop over time, and are often caused by toxic exposure in the workplace. Oftentimes, workers do not think they have the option of pursuing workers’ compensation if their illness is asbestos-related, however; if you can prove that you were directly exposed to toxins at the workplace, you may be granted compensation. Exposure to asbestos could result in breathing problems, mesothelioma, and various types of cancer. If you are dealing with any of these types of illnesses and believe the origin was exposure to a dangerous substance at work, it may benefit you to reach out to an attorney right away.