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.

Engineers were also present in the military, being in charge of designing and building military works, as well as maintaining and repairing the lines of military transport and communications. They served in the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the U.S. Army. Military engineers would also be responsible for protecting the troops by employing fortifications or by designing new technology and weapons. They were also in charge of constructing and repairing bases, roads, bridges, airfields, and hospitals, as well as of clearing harbors, routes and ports. Because asbestos was present in the equipment military engineers would work on, veterans who served under this rating have a high risk of developing a serious disease today as a result of frequent exposure.

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
  • acoustical worker

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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