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Powerhouse Workers Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Risks in Power Plants

Until it was banned in the United States in 1989, asbestos was widely used in power plants and powerhouses due to its heat-reflecting and retarding abilities. A majority of the powerhouses in New York City were built prior to 1990 and may contain asbestos in and around things such as:


Due to the fire hazard in powerhouses, asbestos can be found in and around nearly everything that produces heat or could allow fire to expand, placing those who work in or on power plants at a very high risk for asbestos exposure. Those who are now showing symptoms of exposure should speak with a New York asbestos attorney as soon as possible.


What Compensation Can You Win From an Asbestos Exposure Claim?

If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos in your workplace, you can file a claim to receive compensation for any of your losses and hold the liable parties accountable. Many materials in powerhouses and other workplaces are manufactured with asbestos, so you may be entitled to financial support for your medical bills. The following damages may also be eligible for compensation:

  • Ambulance fees
  • Future medical care
  • Physical or occupational therapies
  • Mental health support
  • Job loss
  • Changes in income
  • Loss of wage-earning potential
  • Wrongful death
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Difference in quality of life

Other losses may also qualify for economic support, but we suggest you work with a lawyer for help. An asbestos exposure attorney from The Williams Law Firm is an excellent choice for your claims, as we can estimate the value of your case, increase its value, and aid you in collecting the compensation you need to recover or improve. Please don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your free consultation with an attorney.


Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that can only be caused by the inhalation of asbestos dust and fibers. This disease can take up to 50 years to show symptoms, many of which occur only after life-prolonging treatments are no longer effective.

Because mesothelioma can take decades to show symptoms, New York powerhouse workers who are now retired may only just be facing a diagnosis. It is important to remember that you may be entitled to compensation for you and your family even if you have not worked in a powerhouse for years. New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph Williams would be happy to meet with you free of charge to explain your rights in further detail.

Should You Seek Medical Attention After Asbestos Exposure?

If you are experiencing any signs or symptoms of asbestos exposure, we strongly recommend you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Whenever you are concerned about adverse medical effects, working with a doctor can help you mitigate damage and heal quickly. Your providers can assess the circumstances, find latent medical issues, recommend treatment plans, and refer you to additional practitioners when necessary.

Prioritizing your health by visiting the doctor is also great for any legal matters you wish to pursue, as many documents can act as evidence in your case. Pieces of evidence can include doctor’s notes, medical bills, treatment plans, medical history, and more. 

If you need assistance finding a trustworthy medical team or provider, please reach out to The Williams Law Firm. We know you deserve high-quality care, and we have connections with experienced and qualified practitioners. We can provide you with a referral and other resources to help you through challenging times.

How Can an Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Help You?

Whenever you are involved in legal matters, you would benefit from working with a lawyer for support. In the case of asbestos exposure and other related medical issues, we recommend you work with a lawyer with the experience necessary to help you. An asbestos exposure lawyer from The Williams Law Firm can speak on your behalf, communicate with insurance companies and the other parties, level the playing field against other legal representatives, and complete other tasks so you don’t have to.

When we handle legal matters with you, you have more time to focus on relaxing and healing. This also makes circumstances less stressful for victims and survivors, and this is likely to be the case for you too. Please refrain from representing yourself during these legal matters, as you risk misrepresenting your case and losing the fair compensation you qualify to receive. By working with an attorney from The Williams Law Firm, you are much more likely to be represented fairly and receive the compensation you deserve.

Please get in touch with us as soon as possible to improve your odds of legal success even further, as this can be helpful to your case and legal representation. With sufficient time, your lawyer will have enough opportunity to collect evidence, create strong arguments, familiarize themselves with your needs, and maximize the compensation you can receive. Get in touch with us to schedule your free consultation with a talented attorney from The Williams Law Firm.


There is no cure for mesothelioma, but some treatments can help improve the quality of life. As a terminal illness, many lawsuits seek compensation both for current damages such as medical expenses, as well as future concerns family members may face. Attorney Williams will discuss all that you may be entitled to seek during your free mesothelioma lawsuit consultation.

To schedule a case evaluation call (855) 575-6376. We serve workers exposed to asbestos exposure in Manhattan, the Bronx, and surrounding boroughs of New York City.

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