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Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

As an engineer you usually oversee the production process in a factory. Even though most of the time engineers didn’t handle directly the asbestos-contaminated materials, they were exposed to the asbestos dust spread on the worksite. Before the late 1970s, asbestos exposure was most common in the following engineering specialties: civil, stationary, industrial, mechanical, electrical and aeronautical.

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Regardless of their industry, engineers present on the working sites faced similar levels of asbestos exposure as the regular personnel.

If the engineer was required to work with equipment that incorporated high levels of heat they were in direct contact with the asbestos found in a friable state that would crumble easily making its particles airborne. But even for those engineers that only supervised the work process in an asbestos factory the situation was dire as asbestos fibers would constantly infest the atmosphere.

Relevant Job Titles

  • marine engineer
  • naval engineer
  • test engineer
  • electrical engineer
  • field engineer
  • operating engineer
  • power engineer
  • stationary engineer
  • design engineer
  • production engineer
  • mechanical engineer
  • industrial engineer
  • railroad engineer
  • first assistant engineer

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We also represent the close relatives of engineers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Engineers

As another occupational group which did not handle asbestos directly, engineers are still at significant risk of developing a serious disease as a consequence of exposure, since they would often be surrounded by asbestos fibers released in the air by the activities performed by their co-workers. Consequently, they may suffer from the same diseases as people who were in direct contact with asbestos. It is noteworthy that diseases stemming from asbestos exposure take between 20 to 50 years to occur.

Mesothelioma Asbestosis Lung Cancer Pleural Plaques COPD Pulmonary Fibrosis Diffuse Pleural Thickening Esophageal Cancer

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How Can We Help Engineers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

Get in contact with us in order to be examined by our team of lawyers and if your quality of life has been affected by the damaging results of an asbestos-related condition. We will make sure to start the legal procedures that will bring you the reparations you deserve. Our attorneys will file a claim with the asbestos trust funds of the companies which were responsible for your physical and emotional distress. If you were an engineer in the military, we will also seek compensation from the VA, as they will also provide you with the money you are eligible for.

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