Electricians are at risk for serious injuries when working in buildings that have insulation, pipes or plaster that contain asbestos. If asbestos fibers are disturbed while electricians are working in these areas, they may inhale or ingest the fibers which can lead to them developing diseases such as mesothelioma or lung cancer. Despite the known dangers of asbestos, many
Employers continued to expose workers to products containing asbestos, making them liable for asbestos-related injuries and deaths.
If you or a loved one suffers from a disease caused by asbestos exposure, James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. may be able to help you obtain compensation. From our office in Charleston, West Virginia, we represent individuals and families across the country. Call us today toll free or fill out our online form to set up a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Asbestos and Electricians
Electricians are at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, due to on-the-job exposure. While asbestos isn’t widely used today, it was common in building materials before the 1980s, meaning older buildings may house materials containing the fibers. Common asbestos-containing materials include wiring and building insulation, pipe coverings, boilers and joint compounds. Electricians may be exposed to asbestos if they disturb the fibers during installation or repairing of wires in older buildings. While there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, continued exposure puts you at a higher risk for developing an asbestos-related disease.
Since mesothelioma symptoms typically don’t appear for years after asbestos exposure, it can be difficult to trace the source of exposure. With our decades of experience, we’ve compiled an extensive database of information about workplaces that put workers at risk of asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos in the past, our lawyer will trace their exposure and help you hold the responsible parties accountable.
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