Why Longshoremen Are At Risk For Mesothelioma
Wallace & Graham, P.A. has represented longshoremen who developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos. Our longshoremen clients were exposed to carcinogenic asbestos in the course of their activities such as loading and unloading marine vessels. An investigation into a longshoreman’s work history can provide good evidence as to how the worker was exposed to asbestos. Exposure may have occurred in work environments such as shipyards or loading docks by way of:
- Exposure to asbestos in dust stirred up in the loading and unloading environment above deck
- Exposure through asbestos-coated surfaces below deck
- Exposure through contact with contaminated containers of goods made with asbestos
The procedures and sources of compensation for a longshoreman injured on the job are spelled out in the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). Depending on the particulars of a worker’s employment, compensation may come from one of the following sources:
- A self-employed employer
- An insurance carrier
- A fund administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
Wallace & Graham, P.A. brings nearly 40 years of combined experience in the field of mesothelioma advocacy to bear on every client’s case. Through teamwork of skilled attorneys, medical personnel and law office staff, we aim to help our clients get prompt diagnosis and treatment. The goal in every case is fair compensation for medical care as well as pain and suffering.
Contact Mesothelioma Attorneys — Wallace & Graham, P.A.
Based in North Carolina, our trial lawyers represent clients nationwide. We are well-prepared to apply our knowledge of asbestos exposure in longshoremen to effective development of your claim. Call 888-698-9975 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Our skilled and caring asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys will explain your rights and fight for you.