While the use of asbestos-related materials has sharply declined in the U.S over the last few years, the long-term consequences of asbestos widely used in thousands of construction, and manufacturing products for decades continues to take its heavy toll on unsuspecting victims. This is particularly true amongst individuals whose livelihood involved being highly exposed to asbestos on a regular basis due to their job profession.
If you or someone you love was exposed to asbestos in the workplace, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Contact an asbestos attorney in your local area today!
Some occupations that have been commonly known for asbestos exposure in the workplace include, but not limited to:
Many of these industries were associated with workers having direct or indirect exposure to asbestos-related materials; however, the concentration amount of deadly asbestos fibers contaminating the work environment varies depending on the jobsite.
In addition, workers who are regularly exposed to asbestos fibers are not the only ones at risk. In many case, secondhand exposure has been linked through contact with someone who unknowingly carried these fibers with them on their clothing, hair or body.
In recent years, while the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has managed to enforce federal regulations on safety standards and raise awareness of asbestos-containing materials to protect workers, it is important to know that you may have a legal case to hold those responsible for any pain or suffering you’ve endured due to exposure to asbestos while on the job.
Were you in an occupation that exposed you to asbestos-related materials? If so, you may have a potential case to obtain compensation. Contact an asbestos attorney in your local area today!
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