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Shipyard workers

Exposed to asbestos at their workplace

The people that worked on these sites performed a variety of tasks from designing the ships to repairing and maintenance work. These later activities involved them being around asbestos products. The piping system, boilers, and turbines were usually insulated with asbestos materials. Insulating products like asbestos cement needed to be mixed by hand and in this process, asbestos particles were released in a closed environment.

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The workers that were assigned construction projects were very likely to be exposed to dangerous amounts of asbestos dust and to its poisonous fibers. In order to obtain the proper fit, the insulation had to be cut, ground and sanded.

Working in a shipyard puts you at the risk of developing a serious illness like mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis. Unfortunately, the chances of your health improving after you are diagnosed with one of these diseases are extremely grim.

Relevant job titles

  • apprentice fitter
  • blacksmith
  • boat builder
  • boat operator
  • boatswain
  • boiler coverer
  • cast ship mixer
  • caulker
  • chipper
  • coal engineer
  • coppersmith
  • deck engine mechanic
  • diesel mechanic
  • engineman
  • fireman
  • grinder
  • hod carrier
  • hull foreman
  • hull department supervisor
  • hull maintenance technician
  • merchant seaman
  • naval engineer
  • naval architect
  • oiler
  • pad room worker
  • plumber
  • rigger
  • riveter
  • sandblaster
  • ship inspector
  • shipbuilder
  • stoker
  • water tender
  • wiper

The companies that exposed shipyard workers to asbestos during the last century are the following:

Asbestos secondary exposure?

People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in shipyard workers

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisHistoplasmosisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Labor union members are also eligible

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How can we help shipyard workers who were exposed to asbestos?

Due to the fact that these diseases have a period of latency from 10 to 40 years, an examination is mandatory for you to choose the correct treatment option before it is too late. Contact us if you want to get examined in the fastest time possible.

If your life has been affected due to the work you have done on shipyard sites, we can offer you the legal representation needed to obtain the reparations you deserve. We will file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies responsible for exposing you to asbestos, as well as with the VA.

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