These were good guys and if we were able to share information that either provided them with some relief or resources to seek help, it was our pleasure.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 16, 2012
The attorneys discussed the continuing risks of asbestos exposure from asbestos fibers in the workplace, and answered questions, ranging from environmental health and safety procedures to what workers need to know when filing asbestos claims in case of injury with approximately 60 retired workers, who the union brought together.
According to Harry M. Roth, shareholder at the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, “We were pleased to have been invited to talk to these men some of whom, having worked all their lives to build things, are confronting health challenges themselves or in their families and friends related to asbestos exposure during their work. These were good guys and if we were able to share information that either provided them with some relief or resources to seek help, it was our pleasure.”
The overall goal of the presentation was to inform union members about social, medical and legal issues and to demonstrate the strength and importance of the union in giving voice to the American worker. This is one of a number of presentations that Cohen, Placitella & Roth is asked to give on the topic of workers’ rights, health and safety within the workplace each year.
Cohen, Placitella & Roth is one of the premier trial law firms in the country, with offices located in Red Bank, New Jersey and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The firm also maintains affiliate relationships with counsel in Bala Cynwyd, PA, Lemoyne, PA, Harrisburg, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington D.C. Our attorneys assist union members by presenting lectures on the topic of injury prevention in the workplace. Our firm also works with organizations that represent the interests of working people, such as the AFL-CIO and New Jersey Work Environmental Council, and with government agencies mandated to protect the safety and health of working people. We participate in community and workplace efforts to identify hazards, inform community members and workers of their rights, and make sure that the law protects these rights.