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The workers in this line of business used to work under a constant threat from asbestos exposure as the working process implied the use of extreme heat. Due to these conditions asbestos insulation and asbestos made parts were used to prevent the danger of a fire starting on the working sites but brought in the lives of the workers the danger of breathing constantly in an asbestos-filled atmosphere.
Being around the asbestos insulated machinery and their asbestos-containing parts, the people working in the oil rigs and refineries were always in the presence of friable asbestos, which means that its particles became airborne more easily during repairing and maintenance work. From sanding newly installed parts, removing worn-out ones and scrubbing the inside of the furnaces, inhalation of asbestos fibers happened on a frequent basis.
Relevant Job Titles
oil field worker
refinery lab technician
oil distillation technician
well test operator
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We also represent the close relatives of oil rig & refinery workers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.
Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Oil Rig & Refinery Workers
Because oil refineries require the use of extreme heat, proper insulation is mandatory to prevent fire. However, during the last century, the insulation oil refineries employed would contain large amounts of asbestos, which posed a great danger to the health of workers. Asbestos insulation is one of the most friable products, releasing toxic fibers in the air very easily. By inhaling and ingesting asbestos fibers on a regular basis, the chances of oil rig and refinery workers to develop a serious disease increased greatly. As a result, they have a high risk of being diagnosed with one of the diseases below today.
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Asbestos Products Oil Rig & Refinery Workers May Have Been Exposed To
Asbestos-containing protective equipment was worn by oil rig and refinery workers to shield them against extreme heat. Over the years, these products would become more and more friable, endangering the health of employees. The machinery required plenty of insulation as well, as the risk of fire was tremendous, and thereby, workers who were in charge of repairing it would inhale asbestos fibers while sanding or replacing various components.
How Can We Help Oil Rig & Refinery Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?
If your quality of life has already been affected by asbestos exposure during your time spent on an oil rig or in an oil refinery, we will offer you all the legal assistance required for you to be compensated by the asbestos trust funds of the companies that risked your life.
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1. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (misdiagnosis is extremely common, ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed prior to the 3 year statute of limitation)
2. Must be a veteran or industrial worker and have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page to identify them)
3. Immediate eligibility for anyone diagnosed with the following lung cancer, bronchial cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer
4. If you are a navy veteran or was an industrial worker and suspect you have the asbestos fibers but you are receiving a different diagnosis we will need you to travel to Birmingham, AL to accurately test you and see if you are eligible