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Shipyard Workers Asbestos Exposure

Practiced New York Asbestos Exposure Attorney

Whenever we go to work, we expect our employers to put in the effort to keep us safe and prioritize our well-being. Shipyard workers and others working with heavy materials are especially subject to on-site injuries, but what about medical risks related to asbestos? Often getting into the body once released into the air, asbestos is commonly found in many materials and their production processes. If you work in a shipyard, you may have been exposed to asbestos and suffer specific medical issues.

Getting exposed to asbestos is often the result of an employer not maintaining the workplace, but other parties may also be liable. Regardless of who is responsible for your exposure and medical complications, we believe you deserve to receive compensation for your losses. When you are not responsible for these unfortunate instances, you should not have to shoulder costly medical payments. If you want to hold parties accountable for their actions, please don’t hesitate to speak with an asbestos exposure lawyer from The Williams Law Firm.

How Do People Get Exposed to Asbestos?

A vessel on fire at sea is a frightening thing, which is why asbestos was long used in the building of ships. Asbestos is a fire-retardant that was in common usage throughout much of the 20th century. While perfectly safe when left undisturbed, any agitation of this mineral allows for millions of microscopic dust particles to be released into the air. Once released, these particles can be inhaled or stick to clothing and hair, allowing for toxic levels of asbestos exposure long after the initial disturbance.

Asbestos can commonly be found on ships and in shipyards as insulation or material for:


Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer. This cancer affects the sensitive membranes lining the lungs, abdominal cavity, or heart, and cannot be cured, even when diagnosed in its infancy. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos fibers and dust, something many shipyard workers, longshoremen, and sailors have faced even without their knowledge.



Due to the wide usage of asbestos in shipyards from the 1940s through the late 1980s, most people who have worked on or with ships have been exposed to its dust particles. Sadly, victims of asbestos exposure do not often know they are facing grim odds as mesothelioma symptoms can take upwards of 40 years to manifest.

Because treatment can be essential for improving quality of life following a mesothelioma diagnosis, shipyard workers may want to undergo testing even in the absence of symptoms, and to seek legal help should an asbestos-related illness be diagnosed.

New York asbestos attorney Joseph Williams fights on behalf of victims of asbestos exposure throughout New York City. Enlist his services by calling (855) 575-6376.

How Can a Lawyer Help You With Your Asbestos Exposure Case?

Whenever someone is involved in legal matters, we recommend that they work with a qualified attorney. An asbestos exposure lawyer from The Williams Law Firm can be an excellent option, as we can speak on your behalf, communicate with insurance companies, and level the playing field against the other parties and their legal representatives. We can also complete the legal paperwork and several other tasks for you, allowing you to stress less and focus on your health instead.

We strongly encourage you to refrain from representing yourself during these legal matters, as you may accidentally reduce the amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Self-representation commonly introduces serious risks and mistakes, which could adversely affect the payments you can collect from the liable parties. By working with a qualified and talented attorney, you are more likely to be represented favorably and win the compensation you deserve.

Working with an asbestos exposure attorney from The Williams Law Firm can also help you maintain your financial stability. We offer free consultations to victims and survivors who have been subjected to wrongful exposure to asbestos. Please speak with us at your earliest convenience to schedule a free consultation with one of our qualified and experienced attorneys.

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

If you have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace, including in a shipyard, you don’t have to manage legal issues alone. By working with an asbestos exposure lawyer from The Williams Law Firm, you retain support from a representative who has won every case they have taken on. We recognize your legal needs as our personal cause, not just as another case number or a dollar amount in our pockets.

Joseph P. Williams has more than 30 years of experience, and he will personally meet with you in your home and work on your case. He is not some young and under-experienced lawyer being directed by his boss. Schedule your free consultation with us when you call (855) 575-6376 or complete our contact form.

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