To counter the threat of fire aboard ships, asbestos was used for many years as an insulating material. Many shipyard workers were exposed to this hazardous substance during construction and repair activities.
If you were exposed to asbestos while working in a shipyard or other location, your health is at risk. Your chances of contracting asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, or asbestosis, are dramatically higher than for people who have not been exposed. Shipyard who have contracted an asbestos-related disease have the right to claim compensation for their medical costs, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other losses.
Shipyard Workers and Asbestos Exposure
During the 1990s, shipbuilding and repair was the second-highest industry specified on U.S. death certificates of adult asbestosis victims.
Although the use of asbestos has decreased significantly since the 1980s, large numbers of ships and boats still contain asbestos to insulate boilers, pipes, gaskets, and packing. Shipyard workers remain highly vulnerable to asbestos exposure during repair and overhaul activities.
Advocates for Shipyard Workers With Mesothelioma Injuries
Brayton Purcell LLP is a team of 23 mesothelioma attorneys who represent shipyard workers and their families. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we will seek the best possible result for you.
Our mesothelioma lawyers for shipyard workers have the experience, knowledge, and resources needed to handle these complex cases. When you hire us to represent you, we will document your injuries and their link to asbestos exposure at your workplace. Brayton Purcell LLP will work diligently to obtain maximum compensation for you.
Injured Shipyard Workers Can Schedule a Free Consultation With an Asbestos Exposure Attorney
Do you or a loved one suffer from an asbestos-related disease after workplace exposure as a shipyard worker? If so, you should speak with a mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible. Contact Brayton Purcell LLP today. In a free initial consultation, an attorney at our firm can review your case and explain how we can help you.