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High Risk Occupations for Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos-containing products were produced at high rates beginning during World War II and following into the 1980s. Products and materials containing asbestos have been produced in the U.S. at least since the late 19th century, so nearly every generation has had a high probability of asbestos exposure.

Some occupations typically have had much higher risks of asbestos exposure than others. We have provided a list below of some of these occupations. It is not a complete list, but if you or a family member was ever employed in any one of these positions, we would advise you to seek expert medical evaluation for asbestos-related diseases and to contact us right away for a free case evaluation. You may have been exposed to asbestos and not even realize it.

At Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., our attorneys are some of the most experienced in the U.S. With more than 25 years of experience, our Edwardsville, Illinois, law firm is one of the most experienced and resourceful in the Madison County court system, where most asbestos and mesothelioma-related lawsuits are filed.

Asbestos in the Workplace

Asbestos-related diseases and conditions can take years and even decades to show warning signs or symptoms. We have built a database of evidence and other information against asbestos defendants nationwide. Our law firm regularly helps workers who have held positions including the following and more:

A H Road machine operators
Aerospace engineers Hairdressers Rollers and finishers
Aircraft manufacturers HVAC mechanics Roofers and slaters
Aircraft mechanics I Rubber workers
Appliance installers Industrial engineers S
Asbestos plant workers Industrial plant workers Sailors
Asbestos textile workers Insulation plant workers Sawyers
Auto mechanics Insulators School employees
Auto plant workers Insurance agents Sculptors
Auto shop workers Iron workers Sheet metal workers
B J Ship officers
Blacksmiths Jewelers Ship pilots
Boiler mechanics Job and die setters Ship pursers
Boilermakers L Ship builders
Brake mechanics Lab scientists Shipfitters
Brick masons Laborers Ship scrappers
Bulldozer operators Laggers Shipyard workers
C Locomotive engineers Stationary engineers
Cabinetmakers Loggers Steamfitters
Carpenters Longshoremen Steelworkers
Cement plant workers Loom fixers Stevedores
Chemical technicians M Stonemasons
Civil engineers Machinists Structural metal craftsmen
Clothing ironers and pressers Maintenance workers T
Construction workers Masonry workers Teachers
Crane operators Mechanical engineers Technicians
Custodians Merchant mariners Telephone installers
D Metal lathers Telephone linemen
Demolition and wrecking Military personnel Telephone repair workers
Draftsmen Millwrights Textile mill workers
Drill press operators Mixing operatives Textile operatives
Drywallers Molders Tile setters
E O Tinsmiths
Electrical linemen Oil refinery workers Tool and die makers
Electrical engineers Operating engineers V
Electricians P Veterans
Engineers Painters W
Excavation operators Paper mill workers Weavers
F Phenolic resin plant workers Welders and flame-cutters
Factory workers Pipefitters
Firefighters Plasterers
Forge men Plumbers
Freight handlers Power plant workers
Furnace men R
G Railroad workers
Garage workers Railroad engineers
Gas station attendants Refinery workers
Grinding machine operatives Refractory plant workers

We represent people across the U.S. who have experienced asbestos exposure in high-risk occupations, visiting clients in their homes and catering to their individual needs in unique and highly complex cases.

Contact Us for a Free, No-Obligation Case Evaluation

We pursue asbestos-related disease and condition claims on behalf of victims and their families. Contact us today at 618-656-5150 or toll free at 800-782-8492 to receive a free case evaluation from one of our experienced and assertive lawyers.