Asbestos is a toxic material linked to the development of mesothelioma, a deadly form of lung cancer. Although asbestos has been strictly regulated for decades, some work environments may still contain the substance. Learn who is responsible for identifying and removing asbestos from the workplace.
Which Work Environments Contain Asbestos?
Some work environments are more likely to contain asbestos than others. The professions most likely to come into contact with asbestos include:
- Construction workers
- Industrial workers
- Shipyard workers
It’s vital that employers in these professions do everything they can to identify areas that may contain asbestos and hire a professional asbestos removal company to get the substance out of the work environment. If this cannot be done immediately, the employer should mark off the hazardous area and provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect workers from the asbestos.
Sadly, employers do not always take every measure they should to protect workers from asbestos exposure. Workers who get harmed after asbestos exposure may be able to recover compensation through a workers’ compensation claim. Most of the time, employers cannot be sued by their employees directly. However, every case is unique and it’s important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to learn about your options.
Developed Mesothelioma After Occupational Asbestos Exposure? Contact Us Today
If you developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in your workplace, our attorneys can determine if you have a viable claim. We have recovered millions for our clients, and we may be able to help you, too.
Call Shrader & Associates L.L.P. at (877) 958-7920 to schedule a free case review.