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Filing a Mesothelioma Claim Against Your Employer: Know Your Rights

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on October 7, 2023

Asbestos, once celebrated for its fire-resistant properties and versatility, has proven to be a silent menace. It has been used in construction materials, insulation, automotive parts, and even textiles, making it a common danger in many workplaces. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can cause several severe diseases, such as mesothelioma. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed at work, you may have grounds to file a mesothelioma claim for your losses. 

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys are dedicated to helping those diagnosed with mesothelioma protect their rights and interests. Our seasoned lead trial attorney, Joe Williams, has 30 years of experience helping asbestos exposure victims recover the maximum compensation available, and he has never lost a case. When you retain his services, you can have peace of mind that he will fight relentlessly for justice on your behalf. 

What Are My Rights If I Was Exposed to Asbestos in the Workplace?

Asbestos has known health dangers and is strictly regulated by both the Occupational Health and Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. According to these regulations, employers of high-risk workplaces such as construction sites and shipyards must perform regular testing to determine the presence of asbestos. If asbestos is found, the employer must take action to prevent their workers from being exposed. 

All employees deserve to work in a safe environment, and if employers fail to follow these regulations and develop mesothelioma as a result, employees often have the right to compensation. Those exposed to asbestos at work may have several different legal options to pursue damages for their losses, including the following:

  • Personal injury claim
  • Wrongful death claim
  • Bankruptcy trust
  • Veterans benefits
  • Workers’ compensation claim

Your attorney will analyze the details of your case to determine which avenue you are eligible to pursue. 

Occupations at High Risk for Asbestos Exposure

Because asbestos was once widely used in various materials, it can still be found in modern workplaces. While no workplace is guaranteed to be asbestos-free, some occupations carry a greater risk than others. A few occupations with an especially high risk for asbestos exposure include the following:

Some people may not realize they don’t have to work with asbestos products to be exposed. They could be at risk of asbestos exposure by living with someone who works with or near the dangerous material. Asbestos fibers can travel on the worker’s hair or clothing, putting their family members at an increased risk of exposure as well. 

If you were indirectly exposed to asbestos, you may also have a right to seek justice for your losses. Your attorney will consider the details of your case before determining the best path forward. 

Contact an Experienced Mesothelioma Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

If you were exposed to asbestos in the workplace and later developed mesothelioma, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. The skilled team at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. understands the unique challenges you face and can meet you in your home to begin your case. We are familiar with the ins and outs of mesothelioma cases and will handle every detail of your claim as we fight for your rights and interests. Our attorneys are passionate about helping mesothelioma victims and treat every case as our cause. 

To schedule a free consultation with a seasoned attorney, call us today at (855) 575-6376 or complete our online contact form.

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