Occupational Asbestos Exposure New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia
At the Locks Law Firm, our mesothelioma lawyers help those who have suffered as a result of occupational asbestos exposure. We help victims and families obtain fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Having obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of asbestos workers throughout the tri-state area, our personal injury lawyers can help you hold negligent employers liable for their actions.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related disease, contact a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania or Manhattan, New York City asbestos attorney and schedule a free consultation.
Occupational Asbestos Exposures
- Occupations at Risk
- Asbestos Exposures in New York
- Asbestos Exposures in Pennsylvania
- Asbestos Exposures in New Jersey
Occupations at Risk
Because asbestos was used extensively by builders and manufacturers throughout the twentieth century up until the 1970s, workers in an array of occupations have suffered from exposure to the dangerous material. Asbestos was so widely used that virtually all occupations involving construction and manufacturing have been linked to asbestos exposure in one way or another. For example:
- Because asbestos was used on brake linings and clutch pads, production workers involved with the manufacture of automobile parts, as well as mechanics and brake repair specialists, were exposed.
- Textile mill workers, makers of protective clothing, and glove makers commonly came into contact with asbestos while weaving it into cloth.
- Many materials used by building engineers, building products manufacturers, cement plant production workers, and construction workers contained asbestos.
- Electrical workers (including electricians and linemen) were exposed to the asbestos insulation used in many electrical products.
- Railroad workers, refinery workers, sheet metal workers, steamfitters, refractory products plant workers, rubber workers, and warehouse workers often worked with asbestos on a daily basis.
- Shipyard workers (including electricians, insulators, painters, laborers, maintenance workers, and welders), merchant mariners, longshoremen, as well as U.S. Navy and Coast Guard personnel worked and lived in ships with parts and materials that contained asbestos.
- Asbestos was used in the aviation industry, so aircraft manufacturing production workers and aircraft mechanics were also at risk.
- Demolition and wrecking crews are at a high risk. When buildings with asbestos-containing materials are destroyed, the disturbance frequently causes asbestos fibers to become airborne.
Additionally, our asbestos attorneys have provided skilled legal representation in workplace exposure claims for:
- Crane operators
- Foundry workers
- Masonry workers
- Paper workers
- Pipe coverers
- Pipe fitters
- Powerhouse workers
Regardless of your occupation, if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact the Locks Law Firm to schedule a free consultation and case review. From our offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Manhattan in New York City, our asbestos attorney team of 23 experienced trial lawyers represents clients nationwide.
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Contact a Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey Asbestos Attorney
For a free personal injury or wrongful death case evaluation and review, contact our mesothelioma lawyers today. At the Locks Law Firm, a Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Manhattan in New York City, our asbestos attorney can aggressively litigate your claim and help you obtain just compensation.
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Contact a Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Manhattan, New York City asbestos attorney to schedule a free consultation.