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Plumbers Asbestos Exposure in New York

Find Out Who is Responsible for Exposing You to Asbestos

Whether they were performing repairs or maintenance in older buildings or were part of a crew that built or maintained plumbing systems prior to the banning of asbestos in the early ‘80s, plumbers in New York have long been at risk for asbestos exposure. Asbestos was commonly used to insulate pipes, ducts, and tanks throughout much of the 20th century.

Who is Responsible for Exposing Others to Asbestos?

If you suspect you have been exposed to asbestos, especially in the workplace, you may have suspicions about who is responsible for dangerous substances being present. Any of the following parties may be responsible for the exposure, but some are more likely to be liable than others:

  • Your employer
  • Contractor
  • Other employees
  • Parts or equipment manufacturers
  • Owner of the premises
  • The renter of the property
  • The third-party company responsible for the upkeep
  • Visitors to the workplace

If you need more assistance and information about who might be liable for your exposure, including how to hold them accountable and win compensation, please get in touch with a lawyer. A New York asbestos exposure attorney from The Williams Law Firm can help you narrow the list of potentially liable parties, aid you in receiving compensation, and maximize the payment you are eligible to receive.

Where is Asbestos Commonly Found?

If you are concerned about getting exposed to asbestos, you may want to learn more about where it is commonly found. Often, asbestos contaminates raw materials during the manufacturing process.

Asbestos is commonly found in the following:


Even today if you are required to drill, sand, or cut through a product containing asbestos you are at an increased risk for developing an asbestos-related illness later in life. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, you will want an aggressive New York asbestos exposure attorney on your side as soon as possible to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact The Williams Law Firm, P.C. today and learn more about your rights to legal action after asbestos exposure in New York.


Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma and asbestosis. These deadly and aggressive diseases result from the inhalation of microscopic asbestos particles and dust which are often too small to be seen by the human eye. Many plumbers working in older buildings may wear protective gear when dealing with asbestos, but even masks and coverings are no guarantee against exposure.

Other medical issues may also come as a result of asbestos exposure. Any exposure to this toxic substance can lead to severe adverse long-term effects, so we recommend you work with a doctor if you suspect you’ve been in contact with asbestos. Your doctor can help you establish a plan of action to mitigate adverse effects, determine whether you will need additional medical care, and provide referrals to other specialists whenever necessary.

If you need assistance finding medical providers who are trustworthy and qualified to support you through difficult times, The Williams Law Firm can help. We can provide referrals to specialists and experienced practitioners we trust to give you high-quality care. As a reminder, seeking medical attention can be helpful during your legal matters and improve your odds of receiving fair compensation from liable parties.

How Can a New York Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Help You?

We recommend that you work with a lawyer when involved in legal matters, as self-representation can often result in reduced compensation. A New York asbestos exposure attorney can support you as you move through the claims processes ahead, as they can speak on your behalf, level the playing field against other parties, complete and file paperwork, and more.

If you choose to represent yourself, there is a significant risk that you will make mistakes that could result in reduced compensation. By retaining support from a lawyer at The Williams Law Firm, you mitigate any risks that may lead to your qualifying for less payment and financial support. We can represent you fairly, aid you in navigating through legal matters confidently, and reduce any stress related to the process.

We strongly urge you to speak with us as soon as possible to improve your odds of legal success. By working with us early in the legal process, you give us sufficient time to understand your case needs, collect evidence, build case arguments, and complete tasks on your behalf. This is also an excellent way to focus more on relaxing and making a full recovery from any medical procedures and treatments. Don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your free consultation with The Williams Law Firm.

Get the Help You Need After Asbestos Exposure: Contact The Williams Law Firm Today

When you are exposed to asbestos and develop an illness, you and your family may be entitled to significant compensation. However, because it can take years for asbestos exposure to result in mesothelioma or asbestosis, many plumbers are unaware of their right to seek compensation through legal action.


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