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Occupations with the Highest Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Because asbestos is so cheap, abundant, and easy to process, it was used in countless applications for many years after it was known to be dangerous. As a result, thousands of innocent, hardworking Americans in fields such as mining, manufacturing, and construction were exposed. It is no accident that an attorney from Rodman, Rodman & Sandman, serving clients from Boston and Malden, Massachusetts, offers you an excellent chance at compensation; our firm has been at the forefront of asbestos litigation for more than 30 years.

Construction

Asbestos is an extremely effective insulant, making it an attractive material for construction. It is also resistant to heat, fire, and electricity. As a result, asbestos was used in many construction applications in addition to a variety of consumer products. Unfortunately, the companies using asbestos-containing materials for construction did not switch to other materials even after learning that asbestos was a potent carcinogen. They also failed to provide adequate safety equipment, such as respirators, to prevent their employees from inhaling deadly asbestos fibers.

Additionally, because asbestos-containing materials are still present in many buildings constructed before the substance was outlawed in the 1970s, exposure could take place as the result of a construction accident today. An attorney from our firm can help if you live in Boston, Malden, Everett, or elsewhere in Massachusetts and have been exposed to asbestos or another toxic substance. Our firm handles construction accident cases, so your attorney will be well versed in the specifics of construction work and the ways in which asbestos exposure can occur on the job site. This helps us construct a better and more detailed case, improving your chances of collecting a large settlement.

At-risk workers in the field of construction include:

  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Insulation installers
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Demolition specialists
  • Asbestos removal specialists

Manufacturing and Industrial

Because asbestos is such a versatile product, it has been used in the manufacture of many consumer and commercial products, from cigarette filters and hairdryers to housing and electrical insulation. For years, the workers responsible for producing these items worked in an environment containing airborne asbestos without adequate protection, putting them at risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. We help individuals like these who have become ill and deserve compensation from the parties responsible, whether the exposure occurred at home, on a construction site, or in an unfortunate accident. Each attorney at Rodman, Rodman & Sandman has decades of experience and a long history of success.

At-risk manufacturing and industrial workers include:

  • Iron workers
  • Oil refinery workers
  • Longshoremen
  • Power plant workers
  • Railroad workers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Steel mill workers

Mining

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral, so it must be mined. Because the raw mineral is so abundant, asbestos mining was a huge business for many years, employing untold thousands of workers. Individuals who mined, processed, and refined asbestos suffered particularly heavy asbestos exposure, as many were forced to be in enclosed spaces with large volumes of asbestos over an extended period of time. This puts them at high risk for later illness, making regular checkups with a qualified medical professional of even greater importance.

Other At-Risk Professions

Because asbestos was used in so many different ways, many other professionals are at risk of exposure and subsequent illness. Our asbestos and construction accident attorneys also represent:

  • Janitors
  • Firefighters
  • Mechanics
  • Telephone repair workers

Also at risk is anyone who lived or worked near a facility that used asbestos.

Speak with an Asbestos and Construction Accident Attorney

Too many people were exposed to asbestos after the danger was known. If you or someone you love is among them, you should contact Rodman, Rodman & Sandman as soon as possible. Our asbestos and construction accident attorneys, serving clients from Boston, Malden, and all of Massachusetts, will pursue compensation aggressively on your behalf.