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Shell Oil Refinery

Workers exposed to asbestos

As one of the most renowned companies in the world, Shell Oil Refinery was founded in 1912. The oil refinery in Martinez, California was the first one in the entire country. During the last century, the company made use of asbestos for the manufacturing of oil, as asbestos is resistant to fire, electricity and various chemicals. Thereby, people who worked at Shell Oil Refinery before 1980, when asbestos use was finally regulated on the job, are at high risk of developing a serious disease as a result of asbestos exposure. If you are a former employee who struggles with a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to contact our law firm and our attorneys will promptly recover the compensation you are eligible for.

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Shell Oil Refinery employees exposed to asbestos

Oil refinery workers were mostly exposed to asbestos by handling equipment manufactured with asbestos, partaking in the process of refining crude oil, using protective equipment made with asbestos to shield themselves against extreme temperatures and inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers released in the air by damaged materials. This also applies to Shell Oil Refinery workers, who are now at great risk of developing a terrible disease as a result of asbestos exposure. If you struggle with a disease as a consequence of workplace asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm for a free of charge case review and our attorneys will determine whether you are eligible for compensation. If you are, the only documents we will need from you are your employment and medical records, documents that will stand as evidence to support your claim, which will be filed with Shell Oil Refinery. While the legal process is very complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as the rest of the necessary paperwork will be efficiently handled by our resourceful legal team. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation you are eligible for from your former employer, which will also help you afford superior healthcare and treatment. However, it is important to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.

Thousands of Shell Oil Refinery employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Shell Oil Refinery workers


Occurring when a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers from indirect sources, secondary asbestos exposure was very common among the family members of the people who worked in the oil refining industry during the last century. Since they were not required to wear any protective equipment on the job, they would often bring home asbestos dust on their clothes, skin and hair. While their wives would breathe in and swallow asbestos when laundering their work clothes, their children would be exposed to the dangerous mineral when greeting their father upon coming back home from the job. In the regrettable event that you developed a disease you believe is the result of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to reach out to our legal team, as we have been pursuing toxic exposure cases for over 25 years. After a thorough case review, our attorneys will begin preparing your claim for submission if you are found eligible for compensation. The only documents we will need from you to initiate the legal process are the employment records of your family member and your medical records, which will be used as evidence to support your claim. In the end, you will recover fair compensation for your injury from the responsible company if you choose to work with our law firm.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Oftentimes, victims of workplace asbestos exposure refuse to take legal action during their lifetime, usually out of fear of a long and complicated process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, our attorneys will help you file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation on their behalf. Although the legal process is very complex and tedious, your involvement will be minimal, as you will only have to provide your lawyer with the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as with their death certificate, which must clearly state that they passed away due to a disease stemming from asbestos exposure. The rest of the necessary paperwork will be efficiently taken care of by our resourceful legal team. You will eventually receive the maximum compensation available on behalf of your lost family member if you decide to work with our law firm. It is important to keep in mind, however, that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years in the majority of states, which should prompt you to take legal action as soon as possible.