How to Report Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace?
If you believe or know there to be asbestos in your work environment, you absolutely should make it known as soon as possible. Waiting until the degree of exposure to asbestos is too serious to ignore is waiting for far too long. The more proactive you are in bringing asbestos to the attention of other workers and decision makers in the workplace, the safer everyone will be in the end.
To report an incident of asbestos in the workplace, record an accurate account of the exact sites of exposure. Note the date and time that you recognized it, an estimate of the surface area that the asbestos is covering and any other relevant factors.
In addition to reporting the asbestos yourself, it pays to make sure that other workers also have an opportunity to give their account of the asbestos problem. The more coworkers who can support your report of the asbestos issue, the better chance that it will be taken seriously and actively resolved by the administration.
Who Can I Sue My Employer For Asbestos Exposure?
If you have been exposed to asbestos at work, then your top priority should be to get in contact with a healthcare professional to assess your state of health and determine the scale of any potential damage that has occurred.
In the event that your exposure has caused long-term damage, you may be entitled to seek legal action. Contact an asbestos toxic exposure lawyer or mesothelioma work injury attorney. In addition to suing the manufacturers and sellers of products containing asbestos for product liability, another option may be to file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer.
Whichever option you choose, you’re going to have to build a convincing case that clearly demonstrates injury-causing asbestos exposure due to explicit negligence on the part of your employer and/or the manufacturer
At the McMenamin & Wing, we specialize in workers’ compensation cases, making sure hard-working Pennsylvanians receive the compensation they are owed in the event of a tragic accident in the workplace. We may be able to secure a settlement in your case. Schedule your free consultation with us today!