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Prince Edward Island

If you were exposed to asbestos by working with it while on Prince Edward Island 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, RSPEI 1988, c W-7.1

11. (1) Where an accident happens to a worker in the course of employment in such circumstances as entitle the worker or the worker’s dependants to an action against some person other than the employer or another worker acting in the course of employment for the same employer, the worker or dependants, if entitled to compensation under this Part, may elect to claim the compensation or to bring the action.