A Construction Worker’s Risk for Asbestos Exposure
Depending on the building that a construction worker is working on, his or her risk for asbestos exposure may vary. While the use of asbestos is actual construction was banned in 1979, buildings that are being remodeled or demolished today may still contain asbestos in their various parts. Asbestos was used in building materials like ceramic tile, piping, and drywall, so any building that contains these products and was constructed prior to 1980 has a risk of carrying asbestos fibers inside. If a construction or demolition worker is exposed to these fibers, he or she could later suffer from several asbestos-related illnesses.
If you or someone you know has been wrongfully exposed to asbestos and now is suffering the consequences, contact the experienced mesothelioma lawyers of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-781-3955 to discuss the best course of action for getting compensation.
Are You at Risk?
If you work solely in the construction business – only construct buildings – your risk right now for asbestos exposure is much smaller than those who also work in demolition. Because asbestos fibers are only dangerous when broken, it’s demolition that gives them free reign, rather than construction. However, you could still be at risk if you:
- Worked in construction prior to 1979
- Lived with someone who may have been exposed to asbestos
- Worked in the military prior to 1979
- Had contact with asbestos indirectly – unrelated to your job
- Had contact with buildings that contained asbestos
If you are worried about your possible exposure to asbestos, the best thing to do is speak with a lawyer who can help you decide what action to take.
If you or someone you know may have been exposed to asbestos, contact the compassionate asbestos attorneys of Williams Kherkher today by calling 800-781-3955.