Asbestos-related diseases are common among workers of many U.S. trades. Construction workers, pipefitters, and even Navy veterans have fallen victim to asbestos exposure on the job. Unfortunately, the symptoms of these diseases do not often appear until decades after exposure. For most workers, this means they have already reached retirement by the time they are diagnosed.
If your private employer did not protect you from dangerous levels of toxic substances -- even if exposure happened years or decades ago -- you might be entitled to a workers' compensation claim. You may also have a case against the manufacturer of the asbestos product involved.
Brayton Purcell has over 30 years experience in handling workers' compensation claims based on asbestos exposure. Contact us to discuss your potential workers' compensation claim.