Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

The laborers risked exposure to asbestos when they were loading and unloading products containing asbestos or removing the debris produced by deteriorating asbestos materials. In a construction environment or factories, huge amounts of asbestos dust gather and particles are released into the air being continuously inhaled by laborers and the rest of the construction crew and factory workers.

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The families of these workers were not safe from being exposed to asbestos as fibers attached to the laborers’ working clothes and bodies, were brought home.

From the prolonged inhalation of these asbestos fibers, laborers and their families risked developing fatal diseases like asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma or other serious respiratory conditions.

In the military, laborers were responsible for building various structures, such as barracks and hospitals. Since they would often handle construction products that contained asbestos, former military laborers are now at high risk of developing a serious disease, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, as a result of exposure. They were present in the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Air Forces, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.

Relevant job titles

  • construction laborer
  • refinery laborer
  • yard laborer
  • factory laborer
  • trade laborer
  • aggregate laborer
  • asphalt laborer
  • concrete laborer
  • demolition laborer

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 laborers to asbestos

Labor union members are also eligible

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