Asbestos Occupations

Workers from a wide range of industries and trades were unfairly or unknowingly exposed to asbestos. This exposure can cause a range of asbestos-related disease, including lung cancer and mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with  mesothelioma, call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our asbestos exposure attorneys can help your family. Compensation may be available that can help cover the costs of medical care and more.

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Asbestos in the Workplace

The following list contains some of the occupations that commonly work with asbestos-containing products. 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.

The above list is not exhaustive. Many additional roles may have been exposed to asbestos while on the job.

Learn more about the Top 10 Occupations at Risk of Asbestos Exposure in 2024.

We Help Victims of Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Read a few of our client’s stories to see how the mesothelioma lawyers at our firm worked with them to uncover how they were exposed to asbestos.


Family Business Exposure

Norm had no idea that the materials he was working with on a daily basis, such as joint compound, floor tile, roofing shingles, and cement pipe, would eventually result in a fatal disease,” said Asbestos Attorney Taylor Kerns. “Not once during
his long career working with asbestos was he ever warned about its hazards

Read Norm’s Story


Take Home Asbestos Exposure

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.

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Balancing Difficult Circumstances

Jim was proud of his service to his country and the time he spent in the U.S. Navy. But like many proud Americans, he always felt he should have been warned about the dangers of asbestos. Jim visited a Houston hospital where he was officially
diagnosed with mesothelioma. The disease had too far advanced. Jim was given just months to live.

Read Jim’s Story

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Attorney Nick Angelides is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy. He joined the firm in 2003, and currently helps direct the legal strategy for all of the firm’s asbestos and mesothelioma cases. Nick has nearly 15 years of litigation experience and has handled asbestos cases throughout the country, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of individuals and families impacted by asbestos-related diseases.