01. Laws and Regulations
Utah Asbestos Laws and Regulations
Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality administers the rules and regulations on asbestos across the state.
Asbestos Regulations in Utah
Like most other states, Utah has adopted the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) instituted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, assigning administrative duties to the state’s Division of Air Quality (DAQ). The DAQ also administers the rules related to asbestos certification, air conservation, and work practices. The rules overseen by the DAQ include asbestos abatement efforts in public, commercial, and industrial buildings, including school abatement as part of AHERA.
Asbestos Abatement in Utah
As dictated by NESHAP, contractors and individuals who work with asbestos in Utah must carry a state-issued license before beginning any demolition, renovation, or repair projects. Inspectors, workers, project designers, management planners, and supervisors all must meet certain requirements to receive state certification and apply for a license. Once they have done so, they must provide the notification to the DAQ at least 10 business days before asbestos work begins.
02. Asbestos Jobsites
Utah Sites Where Mesothelioma Victims Worked
Many residents of Utah who worked at large commercial or military sites were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. Hundreds of major sites throughout Utah and the employers who managed them have put unsuspecting workers at risk for exposure to asbestos. Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of numerous people who worked at the following sites in Utah.
Utah Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
- Utah Copper Company
- Amalgamated Sugar Corporation
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
- Department of The Army
- Hill Air Force Base
- Marquardt Aircraft Company
- United States War Department
- Utah Army Depot
- Empire Mining Company
- Atkin Plumbing & Heating Company
- Brigham Yound University
- Columbia Steel Company
- Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe
- United States Steel Corporation
Salt Lake City
- American Linen Supply Company
- BP Amoco Utah
- Chevron Utah
- J C Penny’S
- Kennecott Copper Corp
- National Lead & Chemical
- Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
- Standard Oil Refining
- Union Pacific Railroad
- United States Smelting Company
- University of Utah
- Utah Power & Light Company
- Utah State Hospital
- Utah-Idaho Sugar Company
- Phillips Petroleum
Beyond the list above, asbestos exposure was prevalent at many other work sites in Utah as well. If the site where you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos is not on the list above, contact a lawyer to see if the job site where you worked had a history of exposing workers to asbestos.
Mesothelioma Lawsuits Filed in Utah
Utah residents living in the following towns and cities have filed mesothelioma lawsuits to protect their rights and seek compensation from manufacturers and distributors of asbestos.
- Bountiful, UT
- Helper, UT
- Holden, UT
- Hooper, UT
- Jordan, UT
- Kearns, UT
- Murray, UT
- Ogden, UT
- Salt Lake City, UT
- St. George, UT
- Tooele, UT
- Washington, UT
- West Haven, UT
- West Jordan, UT
- West Valley City, UT
Mesothelioma Settlements Obtained for Utah Workers
As a reference point, we have provided below a sampling of settlements achieved on behalf of Utah residents who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace.
- $4.0 MILLION: Army/Self Employed – 61 years old
- $3.1 MILLION: Laborer / Mechanic – 60 years old
- $2.7 MILLION: Plantworker – 82 years old
- $1.5 MILLION: Navy Worker / Mechanic – 77 years old
- $1.5 MILLION: Carpenter – 75 years old
- $1.5 MILLION: Sales/Construction – 74 years old
- $1.3 MILLION: Army/Construction – 79 years old
- $1.2 MILLION: Navy/Shipyard – 74 years old
- $1.1 MILLION: Marines/Ironworker – 58 years old
Note: Each lawsuit is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in the future. Contact a reputable Utah mesothelioma lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.
05. Law Firms
Utah Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Firms
The following law firms have lawyers who specialize in handling mesothelioma cases. These firms either have offices in Utah or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Utah residents. They have knowledge of asbestos companies that have unknowingly caused exposure to asbestos to unsuspecting workers.
Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.
At The Gori Law Firm, we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.
As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.
06. Filing Deadlines
Utah Asbestos Filing Deadlines
When contemplating whether or not to file a legal complaint to seek compensation for injuries resulting from workplace asbestos exposure, it is important to understand the state by state time restrictions placed on doing so. If you fail to act in time, you can lose your rights to compensation. As mesothelioma has a long latency period, the rules surrounding legal deadlines can become somewhat complicated. The specific deadlines for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in Utah are outlined in the table below.
Utah Statute of Limitations
3 years after mesothelioma diagnosis
2 years after death from mesothelioma
To avoid missing a filing deadline, one must begin to gather evidence and file a claim quickly. The best way to do so is to hire a lawyer who is experienced with asbestos-related claims. Failing to act before the statute of limitations runs out could result in a loss of the right to compensation for you or your family.