Contract Workers and Asbestos Exposure
Contract workers may move around from job to job more than the average person. Because of the many different work environments and requested projects, contract workers could be at risk of exposure to many different toxic substances. In some situations, contractors may come into contact with asbestos, a fibrous material that can lead to the development of mesothelioma.
If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos at work and has now developed mesothelioma, it may be possible to take legal action against the responsible party. Contact the asbestos lawyers of Williams Hart at (888) 380-6376 to schedule a consultation with our experienced legal team.
Asbestos use was banned in 1979 in the United States although buildings built before this time may still contain this type of fibrous insulation. Jobs that may expose a worker to asbestos include:
- Replacing dry wall
- Working on pipes
These are not the only tasks that may put a person in contact with asbestos, but they represent a few situations in which such exposure may have been more frequent. Workers should have been informed of the presence of asbestos and given the equipment necessary to prevent dangerous exposure. The failure of an employer to do so constitutes inexcusable negligence.
The mesothelioma attorneys of Williams Hart are experienced with asbestos litigation and related cases. Contact our team at (888) 380-6376 to discuss the details of your case with a lawyer that understands the importance of filing for compensation and representing the rights of victims.