During any renovation and demolition project, worker safety should be a paramount concern. Along with the injury risks of heavy equipment, toxic exposure and demolition asbestos injury risks should be addressed prior to any minor or major construction task.
Due to the widespread use of asbestos materials in countless older buildings and structures, workers are at a heightened risk for demolition asbestos injury that can include lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Since asbestos materials are resistant to heat and corrosion, it was widely used in building products like pipe insulation, roofing tiles, floor tiles, soundproofing, and other various building materials. During demolition projects, all of these materials are bound to be disturbed, and the toxic fibers of asbestos materials have the ability to cause severe harm to worker’s health.
Asbestos fibers, when inhaled or ingested, are associated with health risks like mesothelioma, lung cancer, angiosarcoma, adenocarcinoma, and asbestosis.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Asbestos Lawyer and Ohio Mesothelioma Attorney reviewing demolition asbestos injury for plaintiffs nationwide.
Several health agencies and worker safety programs have said that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Even a small amount of asbestos inhalation can lead to severe respiratory issues or cancers that can lay dormant and present decades after initial exposure. Asbestos exposures as short as a few days have caused cases of mesothelioma cancer.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established standards for the construction industry, aimed at reducing the risk of construction and demolition asbestos injury for workers. Employers are required by law to provide protective equipment, training, and personal exposure monitoring.
If there is any risk of toxic exposure at a work site, employers must establish regulated areas, control work safety practices and do everything possible to reduce airborne asbestos levels. Should any demotion or construction company fail to provide a safe working environment for workers and injuries or illnesses are sustained, workers may have a valuable injury claim against a negligent employer.
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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
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Many experience asbestos exposure through the workplace. Workplaces may have been filled with toxic materials, and employers may have failed to warn of the serious health risks of the job. Filing a suit helps to raise the awareness of job safety.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was first utilized in the early 1900s for its insulating abilities, fireproof properties, and versatility. It has been estimated that over 30 million tons of asbestos was used in the American economy in industrial yards, homes, schools, shipyards, and other workplaces.
The natural breakdown of asbestos products and subsequent sawing or cutting of the asbestos creates dust and fibers that are inhaled and can lead to mesothelioma and other severe forms of lung cancer.
When asbestos breaks down over time or with use, the fibers of the material can become airborne, presenting a risk of inhaling or ingesting the toxin. Asbestos is a cancer-causing agent, and those heavily exposed can develop scarring in the lungs and later develop lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.
If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.
Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was though to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous to the health.
The success rates of settlements regarding asbestos exposure injury are quite high. It may be necessary to prove that occupational exposure is the primary cause of lung cancer or mesothelioma, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm, and we have experience in reaching large mesothelioma settlements.
Our Firm will help you find the answers. The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered.
Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 19 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Asbestos lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.
Resources/Dedication: The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.
Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure asbestos settlements.
Asbestos can be found in factories, power plants, homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military bases. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to asbestos each year.
Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. It is estimated that there will be thousands of new cases due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.