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Asbestos Exposure and Construction Workers

Construction Workers face an increased risk of asbestos exposure on the job.

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For decades, construction workers were unknowingly exposed to asbestos fibers in the building materials they handled on a daily basis. Manufacturers and, in many cases, employers knew how toxic asbestos was, but by the time workers found out, the damage was done.

Thousands of new cases of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer are diagnosed each year, including hundreds of people who formerly worked in the building trades.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos disease, The Gori Law Firm is ready to help. Our mesothelioma lawyers have advocated successfully on behalf of thousands of clients in Illinois and throughout the United States.

Floor-To-Ceiling Asbestos Hazards … Literally

Asbestos is an excellent insulator and naturally fire-resistant. It was also cheap and readily incorporated into other materials. For these reasons, asbestos was widely used in hundreds of construction materials before it was mostly discontinued by the early 1980s.

Asbestos was prevalent in wallboard, plasters and wallpaper; floor tiles and floor coverings; siding, shingles and tar paper; acoustic ceiling tiles; paints and fireproof coatings; wall and attic insulation; electrical wiring; pipes and furnaces; and many other building materials.

Although asbestos is no longer used in new construction, the highly toxic fibers are frequently disturbed in renovations and demolition of older buildings. As a result, many workers are still at risk today, along with occupants of those homes, apartments or commercial buildings.

If a loved one has a diagnosis or symptoms of asbestos disease, our attorneys are skilled at making the connection between their present illness and their employment 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years ago. Anyone who worked in the construction trades, even briefly, is at higher risk of asbestos exposure:

  • Carpenters and laborers
  • Bricklayers
  • Plumbers and pipefitters
  • Electricians
  • Painters, plasterers and drywall installers
  • Furnace and HVAC workers
  • Home remodelers
  • Demolition workers
  • Asbestos removal/mitigation workers
  • Family members of construction workers
  • Tenants and homeowners by secondary exposure

Attorneys For Construction Workers Exposed To Asbestos

We can help retrace the work history of building trades workers to identify who they worked for, what projects they worked on and what asbestos products they used or likely were exposed to. The Gori Law Firm has recovered more than $4 billion in compensation for mesothelioma victims or their survivors in cases nationwide. Call one of the numbers below or contact us online for a free consultation.

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