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Boilermakers

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

As a boiler maker, you had to work in factories where assembling these machines was required on your part. This environment quickly became toxic when asbestos was introduced as preferred insulation for boilers and their parts.

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In this line of work, you had to frequently use a hammer in order to file the rough areas of these products, a process that made the asbestos fibers spread into the atmosphere. Applying insulation materials posed another threat to the lives of these workers as asbestos was heavily used at that time for its fire-resistant characteristics.

Another risk of asbestos exposure came from using a rope made from a mixture containing this poisonous mineral as a gasket for the boiler’s door. This entailed cutting up the rope and exposing the asbestos fibers, raising exponentially the risk of the worker inhaling them.

People that worked for an extended period of time as boilermakers find out in their later years that the exposure to asbestos fibers led to the degradation of their health. Because of their long incubation period, diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis are usually diagnosed after 30 or even 40 years, when the probability of finding a cure is extremely low.

Boilermakes were also present in the military, being responsible for manufacturing boilers which were subsequently installed on ships and submarines. They served mostly in the U.S. Navy. Because numerous boiler components, such as the pipes and the insulation, contained asbestos, exposure was inevitable, which now places veterans who served under this rating at high risk of developing a serious disease such as lung cancer or asbestosis.

Relevant job titles

  • boilermaker helper
  • boilermaker supervisor
  • boiler and pressure vessel inspector
  • boiler mechanic
  • boiler technician
  • bolt up fitter

The companies that exposed boilermakers to asbestos during the last century are the following:

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People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in boilermakers

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.

AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisHistoplasmosisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Labor union members are also eligible

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How can we help boilermakers who were exposed to asbestos?

Boilermakers, as most of the people working around these machines, were subjected to constant exposure to asbestos and its poisonous fibers. This led to an increased risk of developing a life-threatening illness related to this mineral like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. Due to the delayed appearance of their symptoms, diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis require an early screening. You can contact us if you think you were exposed to asbestos in your line of work in order to get screened in the shortest time possible.

If your life has been put in danger due to the asbestos found at your workplace, you are entitled to seek compensation. Our team of lawyers is here to gather all the information needed in order to file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the liable companies. Moreover, if you worked as a boilermaker in the military, we will also file a claim with the VA to recover the maximum compensation you qualify for.

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