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Carpenter Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Attorney Serving New York & the Surrounding Boroughs

Asbestos was a staple in the building trades for nearly half of the 20th century. This mineral was used as both a heat reducer and flame retardant in insulation, pipes, laminates, plaster, and a number of other building materials in the United States through the early 1980s. Many carpenters working in the building trades during this time are at very high risk for asbestos-related illnesses from exposure such as mesothelioma.

Carpenters may have been exposed to asbestos during its heyday by working directly with products such as caulking, joint compounds, and fire doors. Asbestos exposure may have also occurred while working in unventilated areas with other tradesmen who were using asbestos products. Modern carpenters face exposure when working on things including wallboards and ceiling tiles that were installed between the 1940s and 1980s. In both cases, a dedicated attorney will be necessary if you are diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness.


Steps to Take if You Have Been Exposed to Asbestos

If you have been exposed to asbestos, following a handful of steps may be beneficial. These can be especially beneficial if you choose to take legal action and hold liable parties accountable, such as an employer who did not protect you from a dangerous workplace. Please consider the following suggestions:

  • Seek medical attention
  • Follow your doctor’s treatment plans
  • Hold onto any documents or evidence related to your matters
  • Stay off social media
  • Avoid discussing your legal issues with others, including friends and family
  • Speak with a lawyer
  • Follow your attorney’s recommendations for the next steps

When you work with an attorney from The Williams Law Firm, we can work together and brainstorm additional next steps tailored to your needs. Moving forward and taking careful next steps are essential to bringing you the great results you deserve, including fair compensation for your medical bills and future care.

Should You Seek Medical Attention After Asbestos Exposure?

We strongly recommend you seek medical attention as soon as possible if you begin to suspect asbestos exposure. The symptoms and long-term effects of exposure to toxic substances can be brutal, and we want you to maintain a high quality of life for as long as possible. Your medical team can assess the situation, determine the most likely places of exposure, recommend a treatment plan, provide referrals to other specialists, and much more.

Taking action and working with your doctor can also be read positively during legal matters, as any documents can be used as evidence. This includes doctor’s notes, treatment plans, medical history documents, bills related to your care, and anything else your provider creates. We strongly recommend you follow your provider’s treatment plans as closely as possible to improve your odds of recovery.

Mesothelioma and asbestosis may not occur until long after asbestos exposure. It is not uncommon for these deadly illnesses to take 20 years or more before showing symptoms. This means carpenters exposed to asbestos as long ago as the 1960s may only just now be facing a diagnosis.

If you need assistance finding a trustworthy medical provider who can give you fantastic care, The Williams Law Firm can help. We can provide you with the contact information of trusted professionals, access to additional resources that may be helpful, and much more. You deserve high-quality care during these challenging times.

How Can an Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Help in Your Claims?

If you believe you have been wrongfully exposed to asbestos while working as a carpenter, you don’t have to manage your legal matters alone. Most often, asbestos exposure is a sign that your employer has not taken the necessary steps to ensure employee safety and well-being in the workplace, and a lawyer can help you prove this is the case. Your attorney can speak on your behalf, file your claims, communicate with insurance providers, complete paperwork, and build arguments in favor of your needs.

The asbestos exposure lawyers at The Williams Law Firm have extensive legal experience, and we have the confidence and ability to mitigate any risks and mistakes. Because of our knowledge and capacity to fight for you, we recommend you refrain from representing yourself. Self-representation often results in errors and lost compensation, but one of our attorneys can help you hold liable parties accountable.

Please get in touch with us at your earliest convenience, as this is a great way to ensure you are represented as fairly and favorably as possible. This also gives your lawyer sufficient time to collect evidence, build a strong case for you, and understand your needs and circumstances as thoroughly as they can. Improve your odds of legal success, and schedule your free consultation with The Williams Law Firm today.

Get Valuable Help From The Williams Law Firm’s Asbestos Exposure Lawyer

No matter how long these illnesses take to manifest, carpenters who are diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness deserve a competent attorney who can help see that compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and similar damages is awarded. New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph P. Williams is prepared to stand side by side with asbestos victims and fight for their rights to see that justice is served.

We have won every case we’ve taken, and we would be proud to learn more about your case and represent you during your time of need. We can answer your questions, bring clarity, and schedule your free consultation when you contact us.

Attorney Williams represents carpenters in Manhattan, the Bronx, and throughout New York City. Call (855) 575-6376 to schedule a free consultation.

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