Occupations and Asbestos
Mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other related diseases usually develop decades after exposure to asbestos. New cases are diagnosed every day for people who have worked in industries that exposed them to asbestos in years past. Many employers put their workers' health at risk, even today, by continuing to use products and machinery containing asbestos, even when the health hazards were well-known to the public.
At The Throneberry Law Group, we investigate the parties responsible for the development of your mesothelioma or related disease. We are adept at identifying the product, company, or instance that exposed you to toxic asbestos material, and aggressively litigating to recover compensation to pay for your treatment and medical care.Occupations Linked to Asbestos Exposure
A vast number of workers have been at risk for asbestos exposure over the past century. The following are the more common jobs and job sites that have subjected their employees to asbestos exposure over the years:
- Railroad workers
- Construction trades
- Factory jobs
- HVAC occupations
- Chemical plant occupations and job sites
- Oil refinery occupations and job sites
- Power plant occupations and job sites
- Shipyard occupations and locations
- Steel mill occupations and job sites
In addition to these careers, view our lists of asbestos-containing materials and companies that may have exposed workers to asbestos. If you developed mesothelioma and have worked in any of these occupations, with any of these materials, or on behalf of any of these companies, you may have grounds to receive compensation from those responsible for your illness.Employers Violate Asbestos Exposure Laws
In 1997, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created laws that restrict the use of asbestos to .1 fibers per cubic centimeter at work sites. OSHA is a government agency tasked with making sure job sites remain safe for workers. OSHA is also required to provide workers with adequate protective clothing as well as equipment for workers in the proximity of asbestos. If your employer does not follow these regulations, and you fear you have been exposed to asbestos, you can file a complaint with OSHA by calling or visiting an OSHA office.Compensation for Asbestos Exposure Related Conditions
Workers who developed mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure related conditions are able to obtain compensation, which can include the following:
- Lawsuits that result in settlements
- Trust fund claims
- Veteran’s Administration claims
Our attorneys travel across the country to investigate cases for our clients and file any necessary paperwork to get started. We have recovered millions on behalf of mesothelioma victims and their families, and we are highly experienced at connecting occupations and asbestos exposure.
Call our lawyers today at 888-506-1131 to schedule a free consultation, or contact us online. There is no cost for our services unless we secure compensation for you and your family.