Tradesmen such as plumbers, joiners and electricians have a right to be
compensated for an asbestos illness.
Obtain legal options when you complete the form below.
It is vital to raise awareness of the dangers of asbestos for tradesmen.
Many workmen ultimately die from asbestos-related diseases after coming in
contact with the carcinogen in old buildings.
Asbestos has greatly declined in use but it is still found in older buildings.
The electricians, plumbers and joiners who are going
into houses and other buildings to renovate them without any protection at all,
are at risk.
Asbestos is often 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.
Electricians are also among those workers who risk exposure to asbestos in
their occupation because electric wiring insulation, electrical panel partitions
and electrical cloth can all contain asbestos.
Plumbers, too, are exposed to
asbestos while installing machinery connected to pipes lagged in asbestos. Many plumbers also
worked in close proximity to those lagging the pipes.
Sadly, this situation, where exposure to asbestos was easily preventable, is
all too familiar to the mesothelioma
attorneys in the Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Asbestos Litigation unit here in the
We are a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented
people affected by mesothelioma for over 20
years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer
caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to compensation from the
companies responsible for their disease.
If you would like a free
consultation or more information about your legal options, please complete the
form on this page, and a representative of our mesothelioma law firm will contact you
as soon as possible.