DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Baron & Budd, P.C. managing shareholder Russell W. Budd affirmed Workers’ Memorial Day today in memory of those who have been harmed in their workplaces. Sadly, many of these issues that caused harm often could have been avoided.
“In a world where dangerous workplace conditions tend to be hidden, Workers’ Memorial Day helps bring awareness to the issues that still exist today,” said Budd. “Even though there have been major strides forward, workers globally today still suffer from serious workplace injuries and toxic exposures that can cause horrible, and sometimes fatal, diseases.”
Workers’ Memorial Day was created by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in 1984, and was adopted by the U.S. in 1989. Since then, Workers’ Memorial Day has spread across the globe and is now recognized by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) as an international day of remembrance for workers injured or killed in workplace accidents and those suffering from diseases caused by toxic workplace exposures.
“We are happy to stand with the families of workers to honor loved ones who have suffered due to unsafe workplace environments,” said Budd. “We continue to fight for the rights of workers today and our attorneys are all too familiar with the devastating diseases corporate negligence has caused.”
According to the ILO, hazardous substances kill 440,000 workers each year worldwide and asbestos exposure claims 100,000 lives.
Baron & Budd fights on behalf of workers injured in the workplace by toxins, such as asbestos. Asbestos exposure can cause diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
About Baron & Budd, P.C.
Dallas-based Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Baton Rouge, Austin and Beverly Hills, is a nationally recognized firm with more than three decades of experience representing people and communities harmed by corporate negligence. The firm resolved one of the first asbestos cases in the United States in the 1970s and continues to serve people diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer as well as communities and consumers dealing with the costs of fraud and corporate misconduct.
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