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Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Renovation and Demolition Work

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on March 22, 2024

The demolition of older buildings poses significant health risks due to the potential for asbestos exposure, a hazard that demolition workers face daily. Asbestos, a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals, was widely used in construction materials for its strength and resistance to heat, fire, and chemicals until its dangers became well-known. When buildings containing asbestos materials are demolished, the fibers can become airborne, posing a serious risk of inhalation to demolition workers. Prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to respiratory conditions, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, a particularly aggressive form of cancer.

Navigating the aftermath of a mesothelioma or other asbestos-related health condition can be overwhelming. Fortunately, a skilled attorney can review your case and help you pursue damages for your physical, emotional, and financial losses. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to helping victims of asbestos exposure recover the compensation they deserve. We have over three decades of experience achieving favorable outcomes for our client’s cases and can handle every detail of your case as you focus on your health. 

Dangers of Asbestos Exposure for Demolition Workers

Asbestos-containing materials that remain untouched typically do not pose any health risks. However, when these materials are disturbed, microscopic fibers are released into the air, making them easier to inhale. Asbestos fibers tend to remain in the body after being inhaled or ingested, sticking to the lining of the lungs and stomach. Over time, the constant exposure to these harmful fibers can cause many life-altering health conditions such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

Demolition workers are at particularly high risk of asbestos exposure because their work involves destroying building materials that may contain asbestos, particularly in older buildings. A few building materials that may contain asbestos include insulation, paint, roofing tiles, and certain types of cement. Demolition workers may also carry asbestos home on their clothing, meaning their family members may also be at risk of secondhand exposure. If you or a family member has been exposed to asbestos while on the job, you may be eligible to collect compensation for the losses you have endured. 

How Can an Experienced Mesothelioma Attorney Help Me?

After being diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related medical condition, you may be feeling understandably lost and confused. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we have a proven track record of helping demolition and renovation workers recover the maximum compensation available for the damages they have suffered. A few of the many ways our legal team can help you include the following:

  • Investigating every detail of your case
  • Negotiating with all parties
  • Helping connect you with experienced medical professionals
  • Aggressively advocating for your rights and interests inside and outside of court
  • Determining the best path forward to pursue justice
  • Navigating every step of the complex legal process
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Supporting you during this challenging time

Our firm takes a personalized approach to every case to ensure our client’s unique needs are heard and addressed. We understand that a mesothelioma case is the most serious claim you can possibly have, and we will treat you with compassion and respect throughout the legal process. 

Consult a First-Class Mesothelioma Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to advocating for the rights of workers just like you. Our lead attorney, Joe Williams, has a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by those exposed to asbestos in the demolition industry and is committed to helping you secure the justice and compensation you rightly deserve. He has never lost a case and can meet you in the comfort of your home to begin work on your claim. 

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

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