If you are a current or retired construction worker, you are at risk for serious asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma. Because so many construction materials were made with asbestos fibers, many workers have been exposed to the substance for prolonged periods of time. Whether you constructed new homes and buildings in the 1950’s or work on renovations and demolitions today, you should be aware that exposure to asbestos on the job is not unheard of.
Different types of construction workers are at risk for prolonged exposure at the worksite: insulators, electricians, HVAC workers, and more are all likely to run into asbestos-containing products and materials in structures built before the 1990s.
If you have worked in a construction trade and contracted an asbestos-related disease, you have the right to claim compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Brayton Purcell LLP attorneys are experienced in working with construction workers to ensure they receive maximum compensation for their injuries due to asbestos.
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