Exposure to unsafe levels of asbestos has been found in a variety of workplaces. Throughout the 20th century, asbestos was included in many industrial and consumer products in addition to being installed as fire-retardant insulation material in buildings across Pennsylvania and the United States. Workers in construction, manufacturing and other industrial fields typically experienced the highest exposure to asbestos, but anyone who has worked or lived in a building where asbestos was installed is at risk for related health complications.
What Asbestos Does And Where It's Found
Asbestos in the workplace can cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, to develop years and even decades later. Asbestos fibers may cause breathing complications such as asthma and other specific injuries.
Asbestos-related diseases can occur due to a variety of circumstances, including:
- Working in a building where asbestos insulation is or was installed
- Working in a building where asbestos was removed (fibers become airborne if removed improperly)
- Employment as an insulation worker or an asbestos removal worker
- Shipyard work
- Trucking-related work
- Construction work
- Manufacture of products containing asbestos, including:
- Brake lining
- Asbestos mining
A History Of Unsafe Exposure
Asbestos claims can be valid decades after initial exposure. Even today, workers are still exposed to asbestos. If employers violate Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations regarding protective equipment, standards of removal or cleaning of materials used to handle asbestos products, you might have a valid claim for injury even if symptoms have not developed yet.
Helping You Through The Process
At Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we strive to provide superior service to our clients based on past, present and future injury compensation. A lawyer is always available to speak with you at one of our 11 offices throughout Pennsylvania.
In every case, we collect medical records and other supporting evidence such as work history and records of related incidents at work. We will guide you through the process toward obtaining maximum compensation for your injuries and damages.
Let Us Help You And Your Family
The Philadelphia asbestos work injury attorneys at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo have extensive experience handling all types of work-related injury claims. We bring appeals against employers and their insurance carriers to fight for the just compensation our clients deserve.
To schedule a free initial consultation, email us or call us at 570-622-8297 or toll free at 877-794-2396. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, meaning that we collect attorney's fees only if you receive compensation or if we prevent the insurance company from stopping or altering your benefits.
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