Wyoming Asbestos Laws and Regulations
While the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality ensures federal standards for asbestos emissions and handling are met, the state has a rather relaxed approach to the licensing and certification of asbestos professionals.
Asbestos Licensing in Wyoming
Unlike other states, Wyoming does not have a registration or licensure program for asbestos professionals. Despite not having a regulatory agency or program to oversee asbestos professionals, the state still requires that anyone handling asbestos have a copy proving their completion of EPA-approved training with them on project sites. The training must have been completed through another agency’s accredited program, or it will not be accepted.
Wyoming Asbestos Program
The Wyoming Asbestos Program, part of the Department of Environmental Quality, oversees regulations for asbestos inspections and abatement projects. The program acts as a check on asbestos professionals by checking in on projects where proper notifications weren’t received or work sites for which the agency received complaints. Notifications for asbestos projects must be received at least 10 working days before the work begins. The program also helps interpret regulations for specific projects where the rules may not be as clear-cut. These 4-hour sessions about rules and interpretations are offered annually for explaining federal and state asbestos requirements for business owners and general contractors.
Wyoming Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace
Many residents of Wyoming who worked at large commercial or military sites were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. Hundreds of major sites throughout Wyoming 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 Wyoming.
Wyoming Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
- Wyoming Coal and Iron Company
- Amoco Oil Company
- Construction Specialties Company
- Mobil Oil Company
- Standard Oil Refinery
- Texaco Oil Refinery
- Frontier Refining Company
- Memorial Hospital
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Chevron, United States of America, Inc.
- Allied Chemical Plant Wyoming
- Mountain State Insul
- Stauffer Chemical Company
- Great Western Sugar Company
- Continental Oil Company
- Union Pacific Coal Company
- Sinclair Oil Company
Beyond the list above, asbestos exposure was prevalent at many other work sites in Wyoming 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 Wyoming
Wyoming 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.
- Cheyenne, WY
- Cody, WY
- Laramie, WY
- Riverton, WY
- Sheridan, WY
- Story, WY
- Thermopolis, WY
- Wheatland, WY
- Worland, WY
Mesothelioma Settlements for Wyoming Residents
As a reference point, we have provided below a sampling of settlements achieved on behalf of Wyoming residents who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace.
- $8.8 MILLION: Coast Guard/Engineer – 63 years old
- $2.2 MILLION: Boilermaker – 71 years old
- $1.5 MILLION: Navy/Laborer – 77 years old
- $1.5 MILLION: Navy/Miner – 86 years old
- $800,000: Laborer – 71 years old
- $800,000: Laborer – 67 years old
- $700,000: Air Force/Roofer – 69 years old
- $600,000: Army/Maintenance – 87 years old
- $300,000: Household – 62 years old
Note: Every case is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact a reputable Wyoming lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Mesothelioma Law Firms that Practice in Wyoming
The following law firms have attorneys with significant experience in litigating mesothelioma cases. These law firms either have offices in Wyoming or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Wyoming residents. They have extensive knowledge of asbestos manufacturers and distributers that have 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 Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., 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.
Mesothelioma Lawsuit Filing Deadlines
The length of time an individual has to file a mesothelioma lawsuit varies from state to state. The length of time also will vary depending on whether you are filing a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit. The deadlines for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in the state of Wyoming are stated in the table below.
Wyoming Statute of Limitations
4 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.