Asbestos in the Construction Industry
Construction worker is a relatively vague descriptor that can be applied to nearly any skilled tradesmen or novice laborer involved in the building trades. However, your level of skill and your particular trade play very little role in your potential for asbestos exposure when working on older buildings, and construction workers who are suffering from asbestos-related illnesses deserve a competent New York asbestos attorney who can help them get the justice they are due.
Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer for which there is no cure. Asbestos was commonly used in practically every aspect of the building trades for nearly 50 years. People who worked in construction during the asbestos heyday and those who work on older buildings now are both at risk for mesothelioma and deserve an aggressive attorney if a diagnosis of this fatal disease is made.
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TRADES WITH HIGH ASBESTOS EXPOSURE
If you have worked in these or any other construction trade and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you need an attorney on your side as soon as possible. Your attorney will be instrumental in helping you get compensation for medical expenses and other economic damages, as well as noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering.
While all construction workers may be at risk to asbestos exposure at some point, those at the highest risk include:
- CEMENT LAYERS AND FINISHERS
- DEMOLITION MACHINE OPERATORS
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If you are in need of a New York construction worker asbestos exposure attorney, please contact us today. Joseph Williams represents construction workers in all trades throughout the five boroughs of New York City.