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Why Construction Workers Have a High Risk of Developing Mesothelioma

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on May 15, 2024

Construction workers are among the most vulnerable groups when it comes to developing mesothelioma, an insidious cancer primarily caused by exposure to asbestos. Historically, asbestos was widely used in the construction industry due to its durability and resistance to heat, making it a common component in everything from insulation and roofing materials to pipes and floor tiles. Unfortunately, this puts countless construction workers at risk for significant asbestos exposure, often without their knowledge.

In the wake of a mesothelioma diagnosis, it is essential to have an experienced legal advocate in your corner. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys are dedicated to helping construction workers exposed to asbestos recover compensation for the full extent of their physical, emotional, and financial damages. Our founding attorney, Joe Williams, has never lost a mesothelioma case and can meet you at home to begin work on your claim. When you entrust your case to him, you can have peace of mind that a seasoned legal professional is handling your case. 

How Are Construction Workers Exposed to Asbestos?

While construction is an inherently dangerous line of work, many construction workers are unaware of the less obvious hazards, such as asbestos exposure. Once airborne, asbestos fibers can quickly travel throughout construction sites, quickly putting numerous individuals at risk. 

This toxic dust has the ability to cling to workers’ clothes, hair, and tools, which means it often travels beyond the worksite and into homes, exposing families to secondary contact. This secondary exposure can be just as dangerous, potentially leading to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions over time.

Some asbestos-containing materials construction workers may encounter on the job include the following:

  • Insulation
  • Flooring
  • Roofing
  • Drywall
  • Joint packing
  • Construction felts
  • Siding panels
  • Insulated cement
  • Textured paints
  • Ceiling texturizing products

This is only a partial list, and there are many other products that contribute to asbestos exposure in the construction industry. Your attorney will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the cause of your exposure as well as the best path forward to pursue justice. 

Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover Through a Mesothelioma Claim

After receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis, you may feel overwhelmed by medical bills as well as pain and emotional suffering. If you were exposed to asbestos while working in the construction industry, it is vital to seek compensation for the full scope of your losses. Some damages a skilled attorney may be able to help you recover include the following:

  • Current and expected medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • New medications and medical equipment
  • Home health care costs
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys are committed to working with you to understand your diagnosis and how it impacts your life. We will evaluate your case from every angle to ensure you can seek the compensation you deserve. 

Discuss Your Case With a Seasoned Mesothelioma Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

Understanding your legal rights is crucial for construction workers who have been exposed to asbestos and are facing the repercussions of potential health issues like mesothelioma. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we recognize the significant challenges and health risks you face. Our dedicated team is committed to advocating for your rights and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering and medical care.

Don’t delay in taking action. If you are a construction worker who has been exposed to asbestos, contact The Williams Law Firm, P.C. today at (855) 575-6376 to schedule your free consultation, or fill out our contact form.

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