Compensation For Refinery Workers Exposed To Asbestos

Oil refinery work can be very hazardous. In addition to working with highly flammable petroleum and dangerous equipment, oil refinery workers also risk exposure to asbestos. Many materials that refinery workers use, such as insulation, refinery equipment, construction products and protective gear, contain asbestos fibers. Workers who inhale these particles can develop mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer — all of which can be deadly.

If you are an Illinois oil refinery worker with has health issues due to asbestos exposure, the attorneys at The Gori Law Firm are here to help you. When you need legal assistance, we will guide you navigate the complicated process of acquiring compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages.

Oil Refinery Health Risks Are High. You May Not Realize You Were Exposed.

Many people who inhale asbestos are not even aware of it. Asbestos fibers are so tiny that the naked eye cannot see them, and they do not initially cause any pain. But once the fibers reach the lining of the lungs and heart, they can turn their neighboring cells cancerous. This process can take several years — even decades. If you worked on an oil refinery years ago but have recently developed symptoms including chest pain, shortness of breath, persistent cough and deformed fingertips and toes, you may have unknowingly inhaled asbestos.

Contact A Lawyer To Discuss Compensation For Oil Refinery Asbestos Exposure

Fortunately, you can take action to obtain compensation for your damages following asbestos exposure. Contact the attorneys at The Gori Law Firm to discuss your options. Call our Madison County firm at or send us an email.