Certain jobs place workers in greater danger of exposure to asbestos and related illness.
According to an asbestos lawyer at Weitz & Luxenberg, an estimated 1.3 million employees in the construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure in their jobs.
Heaviest exposures occur in jobs in the construction industry, especially during the removal of asbestos in renovation or demolition processes.
Employees are also likely to be exposed during jobs related to the manufacture of asbestos products (such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.
People whose jobs entail being around or disturbing asbestos are at risk for developing asbestos associated diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
The jobs or trades at the greatest risks for developing asbestos associated diseases include:
People who work, live, or attend school in buildings containing asbestos products are also considered at risk for developing asbestos associated diseases.
Many people have come forward to say their jobs or home environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer or another one of the cancers associated with asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure in their jobs or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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