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The jobs and workplaces with a high risk of developing Mesothelioma or Asbestos lung cancer are manufacturing, construction, auto repair, and the refining industry. Almost a century of unrestricted use of Asbestos in plants, factories, shipyards, and other industrial facilities has contaminated nearly all job sites and endangered the American worker.

How Are Workers Exposed to Asbestos?

Asbestos Exposure is the only know cause of Mesothelioma cancer. The risk of asbestos dust exposure is high for those who mined and processed raw Asbestos, manufactured asbestos-containing products, or repair buildings or machinery with Asbestos containing components.

Asbestos exposure at work accounts for over two thousand occupation-related Mesothelioma deaths each year in the United States -- it also causes tens of thousands of deaths related to Asbestos Lung Cancer.

Mesothelioma & Jobs with Asbestos Exposure

Companies used Asbestos to make thousands of products from the 1930s to the 1990s. Entire generations of American workers handled Asbestos or asbestos-containing products daily. In the mid-1970s, Asbestos started to be removed from new insulation and construction materials, but even today (decades later), remodeling any building built before 1980 can lead to significant exposure.

In most cases, asbestos-related diseases are developed in 10-50 years after a person inhaled their first Asbestos fibers. The fibers are barbed and physically damage the DNA of the lung tissue in which they are trapped, leading to cancer many years later.

Jobs With High Risk for Asbestos Exposure

Many industries in the 20th Century prized Asbestos because it is inexpensive, an excellent insulator, and fireproof. Many professions and career paths led to an abnormally high risk of Asbestos exposure, including serving in one of the branches of the armed forces. If you are a veteran, please read about your service-related exposure to Asbestos here.  

The following is a list of civilian jobs with significant Asbestos exposure and a high rate of Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer diagnosis. Flint Law Firm has won Mesothelioma cases for our clients who worked in each of these jobs and many more.

  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Brick Masons
  • Carpenters
  • Chemical Worker
  • Construction Workers
  • Crane Operators
  • Drywall Installer / Plasterer
  • Electricians
  • Engineers
  • Foundry Worker
  • Grinding Machine Operators
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanics
  • HVAC Workers (Heating & Cooling)
  • Industrial Plant Workers
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers / Foundries
  • Machinists
  • Millwrights
  • Mixing Operators (Industrial)
  • Molders
  • Oil Refinery Workers
  • Painters
  • Pipefitters
  • Plastics / Molding Compound Worker
  • Plumbers
  • Power Plant Workers
  • Railroad Workers
  • Roofers
  • Sailors and Deckhands
  • Sheet Metal Workers
  • Shipyard Workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Steelworkers
  • Toolmakers
  • Welder
  • Merchant Marines

Compensation For Asbestos Victims

If you been diagnosed with lung Cancer or Mesothelioma, or if a family member has died from Mesothelioma, Flint Law Firm will be able to help you obtain compensation.

The process of maximizing this Asbestos compensation for you and your family can begin in just a few months.

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Occupational Asbestos Exposure FAQs

Isn't Asbestos Banned In The Workplace?

No, Americans are surprised to find out that Asbestos is not banned for many uses in the United States. You can buy Asbestos-containing parts and products today. There was a ban on its use in insulation in 1974 and drywall and paint products in 1979, but Asbestos continues to be used in brakes, clutches, sealants, and corrosion resistant fittings. Workers continue to be exposed to new Asbestos every day, not just from existing buildings or equipment. Flint Law Firm can help if you were exposed to Asbestos at work.

Am I Eligible For Workers' Compensation For Mesothelioma Or Asbestos Lung Cancer?

Yes, you may be eligible for Workers' Compensation in addition to filing an Asbestos product liability claim. Flint Law Firms experienced attorneys will help you navigate your state laws and protect your rights. It is important that you act quickly after any diagnosis that you think may be related to your work exposure to Asbestos. There is a limited period to ask for help.

How Do I Know If I Was Exposed To Asbestos At Work?

Asbestos litigation has been going on for over four decades. Flint Law Firm has an extensive database of every worksite across the country that has been proven to contain Asbestos. If you have a diagnosis of Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer, please call us and speak with one of our attorneys. We will do a short interview about your work history and tell you all the possible sources of Asbestos exposure. Sometimes the exposures are clear cut, and sometimes the source is only apparent after completing our investigation.

Adrianne Andrus

Reviewed by:  Adrienne Andrus
Chief Editor of Flint law Firm LLC
Client Advocate & Product Liability Paralegal since 2015.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication, SIU Edwardsville

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