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Workers from a wide range of industries and trades were unfairly or unknowingly exposed to asbestos.

If you believe you were exposed, and if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, please contact us to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our experienced asbestos lawyers.

Asbestos in the Workplace

The following list contains examples of occupations with known asbestos exposure. You can read more about each one to find out how you or a loved one may have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

Featured Stories of Simmons Hanly Conroy Helping Victims of Occupational Asbestos Exposure


Norm, a former Simmons Hanly Conroy client, spent years in manufacturing occupations that made or used asbestos products. He also could have been exposed to asbestos while working for the family HVAC business or serving in the U.S. Navy. Not once during his long career of working with asbestos was he warned about its dangers, even though asbestos companies knew of them. Before Norm passed away from mesothelioma, the lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy helped him and his wife secure a settlement for his negligent asbestos exposure.

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Julie never worked in an asbestos occupation. But, her father did. An electrician, he left his dusty work clothes on the floor in the laundry room after work – the same room that doubled as Julie’s playroom. Julie is still fighting mesothelioma cancer as a result of take-home asbestos exposure, but working with the lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped to ease the burden of her medical bills.

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John Simmons

Founding partner John Simmons started Simmons Hanly Conroy in 1999 with eight employees and a focus on asbestos litigation. John’s vision was to provide clients with a high level of service and care. John’s commitment to the victims of mesothelioma runs deep. He and the Firm jointly pledged $10.2 million to establish the Simmons Law Firm Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University in Springfield. View Full Profile

Mesothelioma Client Testimonials

“I appreciate the hard work of Simmons Hanly Conroy. This outfit is something else. I did not expect to hear from them after everything was done, but they still call to check up on me.”

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