People at Risk

While anyone exposed to asbestos can potentially be at risk, individuals with prolonged exposure to asbestos are more likely to develop related chronic health conditions and asbestos-related lung cancer. The most common place of exposure is the workplace, with workers in certain industries and occupations more likely to encounter or work with asbestos in their jobs.

Some of the workers most likely to experience occupational asbestos exposure include:

  • Auto mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Bricklayers
  • Building inspectors
  • Carpenters
  • Demolition workers
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Floor covering workers
  • Furnace workers
  • Glaziers
  • Grinders
  • Hod carriers
  • Insulators
  • Ironworkers
  • Laborers
  • Libby vermiculite exfoliation plant workers
  • Longshoremen
  • Maintenance workers
  • Merchant marines
  • Millwrights
  • Operating engineers
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Roofers
  • Refinery workers
  • Sheet metal workers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Tile setters
  • U.S. Navy personnel
  • Welders

The industries where all workers are most likely to experience occupational asbestos exposure include:

  • Asbestos product manufacturing industries, including insulation, roofing, and building materials
  • Automotive repair shops, particularly those repairing brakes and clutches
  • Construction companies, including those that renovate older buildings and homes
  • Maritime companies
  • Mining companies
  • Offshore rust removal businesses
  • Oil refineries
  • Power plants
  • Railroads
  • Manufacturers of sand and abrasives
  • Shipbuilders, ship lines, and shipyards
  • Steel manufacturers
  • Tile installers

Call the Madeksho Law Firm

You may be entitled to compensation if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma, or another asbestos-related health condition. In some cases, you may not even have to file a lawsuit. Call the Madeksho Law Firm today at 888-910-MESO (6376) to schedule your consultation. Your first visit is always free, and you don’t pay any fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.