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Workers Exposed to Asbestos

This company was first known as the Union Asbestos and Rubber Company when it was founded in 1941 in the state of New Jersey. It started as a manufacturer of insulation materials made with asbestos. The company moved its headquarters to Illinois in 1954, and in 1955, it purchased the Folding Carrier Corporation, a producer of shopping carts, following a name change to Unarco. From the very start, Unarco used asbestos in its products and posed great risks for the people working for the company and for the people using these materials on a day-to-day basis.

Asbestos Claims Have Been Filed Against Unarco by Injured Workers Ever Since 1951

Currently headquartered in Wagoner, Oklahoma, Unarco was one of the most infamous companies which made use of asbestos for the manufacturing of their products. For more than 30 years, they knowingly exposed thousands of workers to amosite asbestos, which was mainly imported from South Africa. Besides the people who were in charge of producing their insulation materials, the following occupational groups might have also been in contact with the hazardous products manufactured by Unarco: pipefitters, welders, boilermakers. The health effects of occupational asbestos exposure are terrible and often life-threatening, ranging from non-malignant lung disease to various forms of cancer. We strongly advise former Unarco employees to closely monitor their health, as a disease can ensue at any time due to the gradual manner in which asbestos fibers cause damage to the body.

In the unfortunate event you have already received a diagnosis related to workplace asbestos exposure, you should take legal action immediately. Asbestos victims are eligible for financial compensation, which our lawyers will gladly help you recover from the trust fund established by Unarco in 1990. Because the legal process involves no litigation, you will benefit from the money you deserve in a significantly shorter time. Our lawyers specialize in asbestos exposure cases and will do all in their power to obtain the maximum compensation you are entitled to from your former employer. Contacting a legal professional as soon as possible is crucial, as asbestos cases have a statute of limitations which, if expires, will prevent you from filing a personal injury claim. For more information, feel free to give us a call and we will provide you with the assistance you need.

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We Also Provide Legal Assistance to Family Members Injured by Secondary Asbestos Exposure

Handling asbestos without protective equipment means inevitable exposure to carcinogenic fibers, which the human body cannot eliminate after inhalation or ingestion. Nevertheless, lack of appropriate clothes did not imply a health danger only for asbestos employees – their spouses and children were also at risk, as they would bring home toxic fibers on their garments every working day. Today, approximately 10% of those who struggle with terrible diseases such as lung cancer and mesothelioma fell ill as a consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, also known as domestic exposure. If you have a former Unarco worker in your family, it is important to remember that, if you ever develop a disease asbestos exposure is known for causing, you can file a claim to recover the compensation you deserve.

With over 25 years of experience in pursuing asbestos cases, the attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. have dedicated their endeavors to helping victims of exposure ever since the beginning. So far, they have collectively recovered over $1.4 billion for clients injured by asbestos exposure and are determined to fight for your case as well. Because we are aware how exhausting dealing with such awful diseases is, the legal process requires minimal involvement on your part, as our lawyers will efficiently attend to the most complex and time-consuming aspects of your case. Contact us today and we will schedule a consultation with one of our specialized attorneys as soon as possible.