Reliable Guidance from a New York Asbestos Attorney
Asbestos exposure and removal is serious business in New York City and not just for mesothelioma trial lawyers like those of us at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. This issue carries such significance that even the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has issued very specific steps for Big Apple residents with regards to living alongside asbestos products and their proper disposal.
If you live in New York City and became sick from asbestos exposure, contact a lawyer at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. today to explore your legal rights. Many of those suffering from asbestos-related illness can hold the companies that failed to protect them from asbestos exposure accountable for their medical bills, lost wages, and other hardships.
THE FIRST STEP IS TO DISCUSS YOUR LEGAL OPTIONS WITH OUR EXPERIENCED NEW YORK ASBESTOS LAWYER. CALL US AT 855-575-MESO (6376)TODAY.
THE PROFESSIONAL ASBESTOS REMOVAL PROCESS
Due to the dangers that asbestos exposure poses to human health and wellness, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene encourages residents to be especially wary of asbestos exposure around:
- BUILDING MATERIALS
- CAR BRAKES AND CLUTCHES
- HEAT- AND CORROSION-RESISTANT FABRIC
Our city government also is clear that only trained environmental inspectors can adequately identify the extent of an asbestos problem and then strategize the best approach to safely removing the material. Here are four steps residents of New York City should follow when they need to hire an asbestos abatement team.
Step One: If you suspect that there is asbestos in your home or business pipes, boilers or furnaces, try to keep these materials well-maintained as exposure is most lethal when asbestos starts to break down and fibers are released into the air that people breathe.
Step Two: When you are ready to renovate an area that includes asbestos or simply replace the dated materials with those that are asbestos-free, it is essential to find a licensed asbestos removal professional. Click here to see the state-by-state list maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency of local asbestos removal program administrators. They can provide you with a current list of licensed professionals in your area.
Step Three: Ask any asbestos removal professional you’re considering to provide you with references and documentation of their federal and state-level training and licensing. Each person on staff with any company you hire also should hold the proper credentials.
Step Four: Check out the company. Three agencies that can help you confirm that you’re working with an accredited and high-quality asbestos removal company include:
- YOUR LOCAL AIR POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
- THE LOCAL AGENCY RESPONSIBLE FOR WORKER SAFETY
- THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU
Click here for additional advice from the E.P.A. for researching and hiring an asbestos removal company.
If, however, you were exposed to asbestos through no fault of your own, and you have subsequently become ill with an asbestos disease such as lung cancer or mesothelioma, reach out to our firm. An experienced, compassionate attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. in New York City can explain your legal rights and fight for the financial compensation for medication expenses that you deserve.
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