Construction workers risk asbestos exposure
Construction workers exposed to asbestos have a right to bring a lawsuit if they are harmed.
Asbestos is still used in construction, mainly in roof panels and packing gaskets. So construction workers still are exposed to asbestos during remodeling and demolition.
An asbestos construction lawyer at Weitz & Luxenberg reports that asbestos is often found in old fireproofing, roofing, vinyl flooring, pipe and boiler insulation, and some roads and cement pipe and cement sheet products.
Thousands of construction workers have died from diseases caused by work with — or near — asbestos without protection, according to OSHA.
And the agency reported that 10,000 people are expected to die each year for the next 10 years because of past exposures to asbestos.
Many construction workers have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, we may be able to help.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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