Why Are Illinois Construction Workers At A Higher Risk?

Construction workers are five times as likely to contract mesothelioma while working, especially when working with products containing asbestos. Paint, spackling, shingles, insulation, drywall compounds and many other construction materials may contain asbestos. These particles get into the air and are inhaled. Masons and brick workers, as well as those who do welding or chimney work are also at high risk for developing mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that affects the lungs and chest.

If you are a construction worker and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you most likely became ill because of your job. Even if you are now retired and haven’t worked for a decade or more, your mesothelioma is most likely due to exposure while on the job. Fortunately, you can still get compensation to pay for your medical bills and care and to help your family stay financially afloat. With 50 years of combined mesothelioma and personal injury experience, the father and son team at Menges Law Firm can help.

Signs And Symptoms Of Mesothelioma

Because the signs of this cancer can mimic other viruses, many people don’t realize that they have mesothelioma. Some signs include fever, night sweats, fatigue and weight loss. There are other signs you should look for if you work in construction or building demolition. These include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing
  • Throat issues and issues swallowing
  • Facial swelling

If you work in welding, construction, demolition or mechanics and experience these or other similar symptoms, speak to your doctor. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, speak to us. Get your questions about representation answered.

Get Experienced Guidance In Your Mesothelioma Claim

At Menges Law Firm, our father and son team has helped hundreds of injured workers get the compensation they deserved after a mesothelioma diagnosis. This money is often needed to pay for medical tests, procedures and treatments, as well as provide for any lost income if you can no longer work because of your illness.

Compensation may also be available for your pain and suffering or to families who have lost a loved one due to mesothelioma or related cancer. There are time limits to filing, so don’t delay. Call 618-767-5528 and speak to an experienced Illinois attorney about your situation. You can also reach the firm via inquiry email. We help people in Illinois and the surrounding states.