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Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Oklahoma

About 1.3 million Americans are exposed to asbestos in the workplace today. Asbestos can cause cancer and other illnesses, often resulting in death and a severely diminished quality of life.

Every worker has the right to a safe work environment, and if you or a loved one have faced the effects of asbestos exposure in the workplace, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Turn to the Oklahoma attorneys at Carabin Shaw to learn more about your options.

History of Asbestos in Oklahoma’s Workplaces

Manufacturing and construction industries employ millions of Oklahoma residents today. Before the dangers of asbestos were fully understood, it was commonly used for insulation and as a construction material. It still exists inside many buildings and structures, leaving those across such industries vulnerable to occupational asbestos risks across the Sooner state. When asbestos is disturbed, tiny, invisible particles are released into the air, which can have horrible health effects on individuals who breathe them in.

Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos can have many different life-threatening health effects on victims of exposure. Some asbestos-related work injuries include:

  1. Asbestosis
  2. Pleural disease
  3. Lung cancer
  4. Mesothelioma

Not every person exposed to asbestos will develop a severe illness because of it, and several other factors can impact the risk of asbestos-related diseases.

Rules and Regulations Relating to Asbestos

The Oklahoma Department of Labor adopted the Oklahoma Asbestos Control Act to help diminish the chances of individuals being exposed to Oklahoma workplace asbestos hazards and suffering a serious illness. The legislation includes standard procedures and protocols that must be in place to protect workers.

Violations of these regulations not only make workers vulnerable to dangerous asbestos exposure, but they also are grounds for violations, fines, and legal action to be taken against violators. Speaking with a lawyer is recommended to help assess any possible procedural violations and how best to proceed with a case against the employer or the manufacturer responsible.

Legal Recourse for Victims of Asbestos Exposure

Victims of Oklahoma asbestos exposure have several legal options available to them. Personal injury lawsuits could potentially be filed against an employer or manufacturer responsible for the exposure. Negligence or failure to follow safety standards relating to asbestos can be grounds for a lawsuit.

Victims may be able to recover losses suffered due to asbestos exposure including costs of medical treatment, lost income from being unable to work because of illness, and pain and suffering or loss of quality of life because of the exposure. A qualified personal injury attorney will be able to explain your options and guide you to the best course of action for your specific situation.

Carabin Shaw Can Fight Your Asbestos Exposure Claim

At Carabin Shaw, our team has helped thousands to recover losses and move forward after suffering illnesses or injuries in the workplace. Our expert associates are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights and delivering justice, and we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis so you don’t pay if we don’t win your case.

Every case and every client is important to us, and we take pride in our diligent yet compassionate approach and achieving successful outcomes. You can see from Carabin Shaw reviews how important it is to us to ensure everyone we work with feels seen and heard. For a free case review, call us toll-free at 800-862-1260. We have English and Spanish-speaking staff standing by 24/7, ready to assist you.

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