Iron workers must be strong to work their physically challenging jobs. However, exposure to asbestos leaves many once-strong men and women feeling exhausted and sick. In some people, it can even lead to mesothelioma or lung cancer. If you are an iron worker in Madison County who may have been exposed to asbestos, you should work with a competent attorney who can protect your rights and help you obtain compensation.
At The Gori Law Firm, we have over 100 years of experience successfully representing Illinois iron workers who developed health problems due to asbestos exposure. Our lawyers can inform you of your rights, guide you through the legal process and help you receive the compensation that you need. We can help you reclaim your life from this painful struggle.
Iron Workers Face A High Risk Of Exposure
Many people mistakenly believe that iron workers handle only iron. In fact, iron workers use many different materials in their jobs. For decades, asbestos composed many substances that iron workers came into contact with every day, like insulation, metal and coating. Iron workers could also inadvertently inhale asbestos fibers that clung to other workers’ clothing.
Even though many workers wore protective gear like gloves, aprons and masks, these garments were not always effective at preventing asbestos exposure. As a result, thousands upon thousands of iron workers may have been exposed to asbestos without even knowing it. If you developed symptoms such as chest pains, coughing, deformed fingers and toes or shortness of breath, they may be due to an asbestos-related illness.
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