What You Should Know About Asbestos in Your South Florida Workplace

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Every single day, over a million people in the United States are exposed to significant amounts of asbestos at their workplaces. Many employees remain at risk despite the links between asbestos and serious health problems having been established decades ago. Those who believe they or their loved ones are one of these at-risk employees, please continue reading, then contact an experienced Miami work injury lawyer to learn more about asbestos in the workplace in South Florida.

How do you know if you qualify for compensation for asbestos exposure in your South Florida workplace?

Despite asbestos being naturally occurring in the environment, even short-term exposure to inhaling asbestos fibers while on the job can lead to long-term breathing problems, coughing and shortness of breath. The following serious health problems can stem from long-term exposure to this carcinogen:

  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma, i.e. a form of cancer that invades the lining of the chest and abdomen
  • Asbestosis, i.e. lung inflammation and buildup that can cause coughing, difficulty breathing and permanent lung damage
  • Colorectal and gastrointestinal cancers
  • Abnormalities, such as thickening and calcification, in the lining of the chest cavity

What South Florida occupations are particularly prone to asbestos exposure?

Some lines of work are still quite commonly exposed to asbestos. Some of the jobs with the most frequent and sustained exposure are as follows:

  • Construction, renovation and demolition of commercial and residential buildings
  • Shipbuilding
  • Papermills
  • Heating and cooling equipment repair
  • Automotive repair, especially brake and clutch repair
  • Manufacture of products containing asbestos
  • Roofing
  • Janitorial jobs in buildings that contain deteriorating asbestos

You should reach out to a skilled Miami-Dade County personal injury attorney today if you or a loved one believes you have been exposed to asbestos in a South Florida workplace. Together, we will discuss the particulars of your case, weigh your options and tailor an appropriate strategy to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to recover from your injuries.

The state of Florida requires all employers to maintain certain standards. If they fail to adhere to them, they open themselves up to lawsuits. Our legal team will pursue the full range of damages permitted by Sunshine State law, so please give us a call today.

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If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of negligence, or your loved one lost his or her life due to the negligence of another, you need an aggressive legal team you can depend on. No matter the origin of the injury at hand, our firm has the resources to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim and win you the compensation you need. Contact us at Aigen Law Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.