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Maintenance Workers Asbestos Risk

It is well known today that exposure to asbestos can be fatal. With that knowledge the construction industry has implemented strict regulations protecting and limiting any asbestos exposure to workers. The reality is that there are still a number of deaths that are a result of people having been directly exposed to asbestos. The asbestos attorneys at Williams Hart have heard a number of these types of scenarios from clients.

Older buildings did not have strict regulations in place regarding asbestos when they were built. Maintenance workers, repairmen, and refurbishment workers need to be aware of the potential risk they have in their jobs. Asbestos can be found in various areas of their work environment.

Maintenance workers can encounter asbestos when they drill, cut, sand or disturb material that is made with asbestos. There is also risk in breathing in dust when performing any of these maintenance-type duties.

Asbestos can be found in the following areas:

  • Steelwork and concrete could have an insulated coating that contains asbestos.
  • Boilers and/or pipes can have asbestos material on their surface.
  • Doors, ceiling and walls can have insulation board that includes asbestos material.
  • Tanks, pipes, wall coverings or cement on the roof can contain asbestos.
  • Decorative plaster sometimes contains asbestos.

Working with an Asbestos Attorney

If you have medical issues because you were exposed to asbestos, you need to work with an asbestos attorney. Being exposed to asbestos can cause a number of medical issues, some as serious as being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer that does not have any known cure but does have various types of treatment. When you speak to an asbestos attorney from Williams Hart, you can be assured that you are speaking to an attorney that understands your situation. Asbestos attorneys understand the various types of asbestos-related diseases and the devastating impact they can have on a family. Also, an asbestos attorney can help educate you on what legal rights you have.

It is a difficult decision to move forward on taking legal steps when you are just beginning to come to grips with your health concerns. But no matter how hard it is to take that first step, it is important to contact an asbestos attorney today. Making that connection may actually relieve some of your stress since you will learn about what legal compensation you may be able to pursue.

Do not wait any longer. Contact an asbestos attorney from Williams Hart and schedule a free consultation.

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