During welding activities, toxic asbestos fibers fly like sparks – but are more dangerous!
Every Weitz & Luxenberg asbestos attorney understands the emotional and financial complexities of losing a family member to an asbestos-related cancer like mesothelioma – and exactly what is required to hold the responsible parties liable. Asbestos-injured welders who used protective welding blankets on the job can obtain a free legal consultation with a Weitz & Luxenberg attorney today through the communication form at left.
How protective are welding blankets?
June 25, 2010 – Welding blankets worn by welders were often made of asbestos because the work produces a lot of sparks. But despite their protection against errant sparks, welding blankets did not protect workers against fatal asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.
In addition to welding blankets, other welding tools were made with asbestos, as well, like the rods workers used to weld.
Because asbestos is so fibrous, toxic asbestos fibers sometimes dislodge from these rods and land on protective welding blankets as frequently as electric sparks. So, even those few welding blankets that were not made with asbestos can contribute to occupational asbestos exposure.
Anyone who works in an environment where welding activities and welding blankets are present is vulnerable to incidents of asbestos exposure through the inhalation of airborne fibers.
Details on obtaining compensation
If you worked at a site where welding blankets were being used, and you have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may have legal options for obtaining financial compensation by filing an asbestos claim with help from an accomplished law firm.
Weitz & Luxenberg specializes in asbestos litigation. We are a New York City law firm long recognized by the nation’s legal community for obtaining record-setting verdicts and settlements for asbestos-injured workers.
If you developed an asbestos disease related to your work with welding blankets, heating systems or construction work, we urge you to obtain a free consultation with an asbestos cancer attorney at our firm. Contact us through the form on this page to receive valuable and free information that will help you make informed decisions at this difficult time.