Industrial Asbestos Exposure

New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers for Workers Compensation Cases

Mesothelioma Lawyers for Victims of Industrial Asbestos Exposure

Thousands of workers have been exposed to asbestos through their jobs and have developed serious, life-threatening diseases like mesothelioma as a result. Even family members of those working in high-risk occupations may develop this lung cancer as a result of secondhand asbestos exposure due to toxic particles on the worker’s clothing and hair. Asbestos fibers can also be released into the environment and contaminate nearby residential neighborhoods. As a result, people who live near refineries, power plants, factories, shipyards, steel mills and building demolition sites are also at risk for mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one recently received a mesothelioma diagnosis and asbestos exposure at work may be to blame, contact Keefe Law Firm today. We will listen to your story as well as assist you in filing a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit for asbestos exposure. Our mesothelioma lawyers have successfully represented thousands of victims from New Jersey and across the U.S.

Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace

Asbestos in workplaces such as industrial factories and construction sites can affect many people, including workers’ families and nearby residents. However, in most cases, mesothelioma from industrial asbestos exposure occurs in the workers themselves who experience the most prolonged exposure to the toxins. Most of the hazardous asbestos exposure occurred prior to the 1980s, before knowledge of its dangerous properties became more widespread. Sadly, the latency period of the disease can be up to forty years or more, so some sufferers may not yet know that they face serious illness as a result of workplace exposure.

However, if you worked in an industry with a high incidence of asbestos exposure, you may be able to recover compensation after a mesothelioma diagnosis. Since most mesothelioma cases result from exposure at work, mesothelioma is often considered a work injury or occupational disease. Therefore, if you still work for the same company that caused your asbestos exposure, you may be able to file a workers’ compensation claim.

Since decades may pass between being exposed to asbestos and developing lung cancer, many people are retired or have changed jobs by the time they receive a mesothelioma diagnosis. Nevertheless, you may still be able to file a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit. If the company at fault is no longer in business, there may be a bankruptcy trust that will provide you with compensation. Our qualified mesothelioma lawyers can help you determine your best legal options if you were exposed to asbestos on the job.

Common Industries and Trades with High Rates of Asbestos Exposure

The following list identifies some of the people who routinely worked directly with or around asbestos containing products. However, this list is not all inclusive. If you worked in any of these trades, especially during the time from 1940 to 1980, you may have been exposed to asbestos-containing products:

  • Asbestos Workers
  • Aerospace Workers
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Blacksmiths / Ironworkers
  • Boiler Makers
  • Brick Masons
  • Building Engineers
  • Building Inspectors and Managers
  • Bulldozer Operators
  • Carpenters
  • Chemical Technicians
  • Clothing Ironers
  • Construction Workers
  • Contractors
  • Crane Operators
  • Custodians
  • Demolition Workers
  • Drafters
  • Drywall Tapers
  • Electricians
  • Fire Fighters
  • Floor Coverers
  • Former US Navy Personnel
  • Furnace Technicians
  • Gas Station Attendants
  • Glass Factory Workers
  • Insulation Workers
  • Home Improvement workers
  • Hospital Workers
  • Laborers
  • Loading Dock Workers
  • Machinists
  • Manufacturing Workers
  • Masons
  • Merchant Marines
  • Material Movers
  • Molders
  • Mine Workers
  • Oil Refinery Workers
  • Painters
  • Paper Mill Workers
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Power Plant Workers
  • Railroad Workers
  • Rubber Workers
  • Sanders
  • Servicemen
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Ship Builders
  • Shipyard Builders
  • Steam Fitters
  • Teachers
  • Textile Workers
  • Tile Setters
  • Warehouse Workers
  • Wood Workers

Worked in a High-Risk Industry? Contact Our NJ Mesothelioma Lawyers Today

If you are concerned about asbestos exposure in your workplace, or if you or a loved one received a mesothelioma diagnosis, then take action now to protect your legal rights. For more information or to speak with experienced New Jersey asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers, contact Keefe Law Firm. We have law offices throughout the New Jersey, in Red Bank as well as Newark, New Brunswick and Point Pleasant. However, we also handle cases nationwide.