Abatement workers

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

The main activity of the people working in the asbestos abatement industry entails removing the asbestos remnants from buildings and other contaminated structures as it still poses a risk for the people that unknowingly interact with the contaminated materials.

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Abatement workers are required to enter in direct contact with the asbestos from the construction products that were used until the 1980s. As these materials are usually found in a state of complete degradation, the asbestos contained within is in a friable state, which makes its fibers to be released more easily as they get disturbed. The people working in this line of business risk their lives on a constant basis in order to contain and eliminate the dangers concerning asbestos exposure.

The constant threat of asbestos exposure for these workers makes their job an extremely difficult one, as faulty safety equipment can exponentially raise the risk of developing in their later years, diseases like mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer by breathing in demolition dust.

Relevant job titles

  • ripout
  • air quality engineer
  • asbestos generator specialist
  • building inspector
  • clean-up crew
  • demolition technician
  • hazardous building materials engineer
  • hazardous materials technician
  • hazmat driver
  • industrial hygiene technician
  • removal technician

Asbestos secondary exposure?

People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Asbestos-related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

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

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Companies that exposed abatement workers to asbestos

Labor union members are also eligible

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