Chicago Asbestos Exposure Lawyer
Workplace exposure to asbestos can result in many different occupational illnesses, including malignant mesothelioma – a severe cancerous disease.
Asbestos was commonly used in many workplaces for most of the 20th century. Many people who have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos many years before they were diagnosed with any illness, and unfortunately, new victims are constantly being diagnosed. We expect it will be another twenty or thirty years before we see the end of the damage done by asbestos. The civil justice system is the most effective way for workers who have become ill due to exposure to asbestos to get proper and just compensation for their illness.
This page contains background information about asbestos exposure in the workplace, but if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma, Willens Law Offices can help you track down the origin of your exposure and determine what compensation might be available for you. Please call 312-957-4166 for your free consultation with a lawyer.
Workplace Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos was a prized material for its combination of characteristics: durability, flexibility, and heat resistance. As a result, it was used in many workplaces, and led to significant exposure for:
- Pipe fitters
- Ship builders
- Railroad workers
- Auto mechanics
- Construction and demolition workers
- Aircraft manufacturers
- HVAC mechanics
- Boiler workers
- Oil refinery and platform workers
- Chemical plant workers
- Textile workers who worked with asbestos fiber
- Asbestos abatement workers
Most people only learn about asbestos exposure after being diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness. To make sure someone is looking out for your legal rights, it makes sense to reach out to an attorney who can sift through the facts with you and advise you on whether or not you have a case.
Compensation for Asbestos Exposure
There are many possible sources of compensation for asbestos exposure. Compensation may be available from any and all workplaces where you were exposed to asbestos. Even when companies have gone out of business, there are often trusts set aside to compensate asbestos exposure victims. We can talk to you about your exposure and help you identify the best sources of compensation for you. You and your family may very well be entitled to financial compensation for the costs associated with past and future medical care and rehabilitation; lost past and future wages; loss of enjoyment of life (sometimes referred to as disability); past and future pain and suffering; and more.
Contact Our Chicago Asbestos Exposure/Mesothelioma Lawyers
At Willens Law Offices, our entire business is helping injury victims. For a free consultation with a lawyer (not an investigator or paralegal), please contact Willens Law Offices today at (312) 957-4166.