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Babcock & Wilcox Company

Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Babcock & Wilcox was founded in 1867 in order to produce water-tube boilers. By 1902, the company manufactured boilers for the first New York City subway. Babcock & Wilcox was involved in many U.S. government-funded projects, being awarded lucrative assignments. To this day, the collaboration between the government and Babcock & Wilcox continues. The early types of boilers Babcock & Wilcox produced required asbestos as a fireproof material. By using this poisonous mineral, the factory workers had their health affected along with boiler installers and repairmen.

If You Were Employed at Babcock & Wilcox Company, We Advise You to Keep a Close Eye on Your Health

Renowned for designing and installing the first utility boiler in 1881, Babcock & Wilcox Company had been operating for over 150 years. Ever since the beginning, their business has been focusing on manufacturing boilers for government projects and industries such as nuclear power generation. While the company was enjoying nationwide success, workers were unknowingly facing the dangers of occupational asbestos exposure. People involved in the manufacturing of boilers, as well as those who were in charge of installing or repairing Babcock & Wilcox Company products, are at risk of developing serious diseases, so we strongly advise you to monitor your health.

Because the human body cannot eliminate asbestos, the carcinogenic mineral fibers will remain inside it forever, being able to cause harrowing diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. It is important to keep in mind that a disease might ensue up to 50 years following your first asbestos exposure, which is why undergoing regular screenings is vital. If you worked at Babcock & Wilcox Company while they were using asbestos, we will provide asbestos screenings free of charge to you. Our specialists will examine your most recent chest X-ray and let you know whether you have a cause for concern. For additional details, please contact us and we will gladly help you.

Call 205.328.9200 Asbestos Screening

Secondary Asbestos Exposure, A Major Risk for the Families of Babcock & Wilcox Company Workers

Have you shared a house with a family member who, at the time, was working at Babcock & Wilcox Company? If so, your health might be at stake, regardless of how much time has elapsed since then. Similarly to most U.S. manufacturers which were employing asbestos, Babcock & Wilcox Company had a lax approach when it came to industrial hygiene. Thereby, people who partook in the manufacturing of boilers were not required to shower or change their clothes when their shift ended, which would lead to asbestos fibers making their way in non-industrial environments such as households.

Today, family members of asbestos workers make up 10% of asbestos victims and they also qualify for financial compensation from the Babcock & Wilcox Company asbestos trust fund set up in 2006. With the assistance of a lawyer specialized in toxic exposure cases, you can easily recover the money you deserve if you were indirectly harmed by the products of this company. The attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have been dedicating their endeavors to helping asbestos victims since 1990 and will eagerly aid you, too.

Payment percentage

Claim Valuation for Mesothelioma

90,000 Scheduled
120,000 Average
400,000 Maximum

Claim Approval Criteria for Mesothelioma

Diagnosis Requirements

Physical Exam

Causation Statement Requirement

Latency and Exposure Requirements

Latency 10 years
Company Exposure prior to 19831 day
Occupational Exposure prior to 19831 day