By now our readers in Louisiana know what the material “asbestos” is and that exposure to the material can potentially result in severe, long-term health issues. However, many people may not realize that the potential to be exposed to asbestos may be higher in certain high-risk occupations.
For example, Louisiana residents who are employed in jobs related to shipbuilding – which is quite common in Louisiana – could be at a greater risk of exposure to asbestos. Many construction jobs are also high-risk, as are jobs in oil refining and manufacturing. In any of these types of jobs, there is a danger that workers may inhale deadly asbestos fibers that can cause serious health conditions over time.
Although contracting a serious health condition due to exposure to asbestos can be quite a scary situation for anyone, the good news is that workers who are in this unfortunate situation may have legal options. Pursuing financial compensation by taking legal action may be an option for those who have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace.
At our law firm, we work with Louisiana residents who believe that their health condition is a result of exposure to asbestos in the workplace. These workers are facing uncertainty due to health and financial problems, and we work with our clients to attempt to help them make the best decisions in difficult times. For more information about how we attempt to help Louisiana workers with asbestos-related legal issues, please visit the high-risk occupations overview section of our law firm’s website.