Schererville Asbestos Injury Lawyers
Assisting Those Injured Due To Asbestos Exposure
If you have been exposed to asbestos and are now suffering from a serious illness, Tauber Law Offices can help you obtain the compensation that is your right under the law. The Schererville asbestos injury attorneys at our firm have decades of experience and understand what it takes to successfully file a claim.
Many Americans were exposed to asbestos, a carcinogen that was freely used up until the 1980s in many factories and industrial plants, including many workplaces in Gary, East Chicago, Hammond, and the surrounding areas of Indiana. Now, just when many workers should be retiring, many of them are facing serious illnesses, including mesothelioma and lung cancer, among other catastrophic ailments.
Whether you contracted an asbestos injury such as mesothelioma from work or home, we can help you file a claim and fight to receive just compensation in Indiana.
Short- & Long-Term Effects of Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos use in building and crafting materials extends all the way back to the Stone Age, but it wasn’t until the mid-19th century that it became a prominent industry. Starting in the Industrial Era and extending through the late 20th century, asbestos was one of the most ubiquitous materials used in textiles, manufacturing, and construction, largely thanks to its ability to insulate electricity and resist heat. Numerous structures and products built during this time period contained asbestos—and particularly exposed those who worked in related industries.
Fortunately, short term asbestos exposure is rarely a major risk. This is because harmful effects require cumulative asbestos exposure. However, many short-term exposures can add up. Additionally, disasters can cause extreme exposure events. Examples of such disasters include wildfires, hurricanes, and one-off events such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks that led to the World Trade Center collapse.
Long term exposure to asbestos can lead to serious illness that can decades to manifest, such as:
- Lung cancer
- Permanent scarring of the lung lining
- Pleural effusions
- Other illnesses, such as cancer of the gastrointestinal tract, kidney, ovaries, and throat
Industries Most Susceptible to Asbestos Injuries
Occupations that have a high risk of asbestos exposure include:
- Asbestos mining and milling
- Automotive jobs (specifically brake repair)
- Building demolition
- Construction and building trades
- Fabric milling
- Manufacture of chemicals, flooring, plastics, or rubber
- Railway construction
- Shipbuilding and naval service
If you believe you contracted an asbestos related injury or illness due to your line of work, we are happy to assist you in filing a workers’ compensation claim for damages.
Fighting For Your Rights With Skill & Experience
Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience forcing manufacturers, companies, and others who have caused harm and misfortune to do the right thing. Our understanding of asbestos injury law includes extensive knowledge and sensitivity regarding the effects of such a tragedy on a family. We are here to help you pursue compensation for your injuries, for lost quality of life, for pain and suffering, and for other damages. We have a track record of success that you can rely on at every stage of your legal matter.
Call Us Today for the Representation You Deserve
All asbestos injury and workers’ compensation cases are represented on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay no attorney’s fees unless we win your case. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about how we can help during a free and no obligation case evaluation.