Not only is Labor Day a time to pay tribute to workers, but the day is also the perfect time to highlight areas where we must work more diligently to protect workers. People are coming in contact with asbestos and they are not being protected.
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 4, 2010 —
Labor Day is the day reserved for honoring and celebrating workers, but the day should also be a time to think about the health risks workers face from asbestos, says New York personal injury lawyer Joseph W. Belluck, of Belluck & Fox, LLP.
As we have done since 1882, on the first Monday of September we celebrate the social and economic achievements of the American worker. The labor of the American workforce is credited with giving our nation the highest standard of living and the highest level of production ever achieved by a society.
“Not only is Labor Day a time to pay tribute to workers, but the day is also the perfect time to highlight areas where we must work more diligently to protect workers,” says Belluck. “People are coming in contact with asbestos and they are not being protected,” he adds.
Though the dangers of these naturally occurring minerals known as asbestos are well-documented, asbestos is still not banned in the United States and is being shipped by Canadian mines all over the world. Construction workers often come in contact with asbestos when renovating or demolishing buildings. Custodial workers and maritime employees may be exposed at work, increasing their chances of developing mesothelioma, the deadly cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs.
“The tragedy is that we know the harmful effects of asbestos and still we watch as the number of mesothelioma cases continues to rise,” Belluck says.
About Belluck & Fox, LLP
Belluck & Fox, LLP is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, as well as victims of crime, medical malpractice, motorcycle crashes, lead paint and other serious injuries. The firm has won more than $200 million in compensation for its clients and their families.
Partner Jordan Fox is a well-known asbestos and mesothelioma attorney who has been named to the “Best Lawyers in America,” New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and to Super Lawyers. On two separate occasions his verdicts were featured as the National Law Journal’s Largest Verdict of the Year.
Partner Joseph W. Belluck is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and in Super Lawyers. Mr. Belluck has won numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco and lead paint.
For more information, contact the firm at (877) 695-2909 or through their online contact form.