Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

Carpenters who worked in the construction or home remodeling industries were exposed to large quantities of asbestos dust through the application and removal of building products. The exposure risks greatly increased when they were using a power saw. By cutting different materials and products, it was very likely that a large amount of asbestos fibers containing dust to be generated. This made the environment where carpenters used to work incredibly dangerous.

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Carpenters often found themselves in the immediate vicinity of other workers including roofers, electricians, and plumbers who also applied and removed asbestos-containing materials.

This line of work may have increased the chances for the people working in it to develop serious cases of lung diseases like mesothelioma, different types of cancer and other respiratory conditions.

People who served in the military as carpenters would have to carry out heavy carpentry and masonry duties, such as building rigging devices, working on laying out and roofing structures and performing combat engineer missions. They would also construct framing and sheathing. Asbestos exposure was moderate in military carpenters since they would occasionally have to work with construction asbestos products, which unavoidably led to the disturbance of the dangerous mineral.

Relevant job titles

  • carpenter
  • marine carpenter
  • trades carpenter
  • joiner
  • blaster
  • carpenter helper
  • construction helper
  • laborer
  • scaffold worker
  • warehouse craftsman
  • logger
  • lumberjack
  • craftsman helper

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.

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Labor union members are also eligible

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