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If you were exposed to asbestos by working with it in the Province of New Brunswick you have an option to choose either to claim from the Workers’ Compensation board or by retaining a lawyer to put forward compensation claims to the asbestos trusts. You cannot do both but the option lies with the worker. An excerpt of the legislation that covers this issue is here:

Workers' Compensation Act, RSNB 1973, c W-13

10 (1)Subject to section 11, where an accident occurs to a worker in the course of his employment in such circumstances as to entitle him or his dependents to an action against some person other than his employer, the worker or his dependents, if entitled to compensation under this Part, may either claim compensation or bring the action.