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
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
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.