Did you know that power plant workers are at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases due to exposure on the job? Power plant workers, including contractors, employees, and their families, are all likely to have come into contact with asbestos fibers.
Asbestos was commonly used in power plants for its strength, thermal stability, thermal and electrical resistance, and non-flammability. Because it possessed these properties, it was used as a construction material, in insulation, and even in protective gear that power plant maintenance workers wore.
It can take up to seventy years for the symptoms of diseases associated with asbestos exposure to appear. Many power plant workers have little to no clue that they have been exposed until they receive an asbestosis or mesothelioma diagnosis years after retirement.
There are power plants all over the country that are responsible for innocent workers’ exposure to asbestos, and subsequent diseases. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you might be entitled to compensation. Contacting an experienced asbestos attorney will help you find out if you are eligible to file a claim or lawsuit against those responsible for your exposure on the job.