Southern Company Services

Workers exposed to asbestos

Founded in 1963, Southern Company Services is a major part of the electric utility industry and is located in Birmingham, Alabama. The company offers administrative and operational services to all of the operating divisions that make it up, as well as engineering services to Alabama Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, and Georgia Power. At the moment, Southern Company Services has 4,536 employees. However, this company was responsible for asbestos exposure before 1980. For this reason, if you were employed at Southern Company Services during the period of time when asbestos was used and subsequently developed a related disease, we encourage you to contact our attorneys to recover the compensation you deserve.

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Southern Company Services employees exposed to asbestos

Exposure to asbestos occurred at the power plants belonging to Southern Company Services before 1980 when this carcinogenic mineral ceased to be used in the electric utility industry. One of the primary roles of asbestos in power plants was to shield machinery and equipment from high temperatures, as the mineral is resistant to extreme heat. Furthermore, asbestos would cover this machinery and equipment to increase their durability and lifespan. Asbestos was also employed for its fireproofing properties, which is why insulation that contained it was lining machines and pipes.

One way Southern Company Services employees would come in direct contact with asbestos was when they had to cut through insulation made with the mineral in order to fit it to the equipment. Cutting through a material that contained so much asbestos was bound to release toxic fiber into the air that workers would inevitably breathe in. It is important to note that, in old power plants, outdated equipment that has asbestos in it may still exist, posing a considerable danger to current employees. The following occupational groups were exposed to asbestos during the last century by Southern Company Services:

Consequently, if you held down any of these jobs at Southern Company Services before 1980 and came to suffer from a disease as a result of asbestos exposure, you should give our legal team a call, as you may be eligible for compensation. We specialize in assisting former industrial workers in recovering financial compensation for the diseases they developed following asbestos exposure, and if you choose to work with our law firm, you can rest assured that we will be relentless in pursuing the maximum sum of money available for your diagnosis.

Asbestos related cancer eligible for filing a claim

If you developed one of the following cancers as a result of occupational exposure, you are eligible for compensation. If you are too ill, a family member can help you with the legal process. In the unfortunate event that you pass away before recovering compensation, your surviving family members will receive compensation on your behalf.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If, however, you struggle with non-cancerous pleural diseases such as asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, pleural plaques, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, COPD (emphysema & chronic bronchitis), pleurisy, lung nodules, lung spots, asthma, pneumonitis, tuberculosis, rounded atelectasis or lung scarring, please seek a second or even a third opinion as the rate of misdiagnosis is very high among the victims of asbestos exposure.

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Southern Company Services workers

Occurring when a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers indirectly, secondary asbestos exposure was very common in the family members of power plant workers during the last century. It would usually happen when the children of employees greeted their father upon returning home from the job, as well as when the wives of employees laundered the work clothes of their husbands. By shaking out their clothes, the women would unavoidably breathe in toxic fibers that, over the years, would accumulate in their lungs.

Secondary asbestos exposure can have the same health consequences as direct asbestos exposure, which is why, if you inhabited the same house as a power plant worker who was employed at Southern Company Services during the last century, you should keep a close eye on your health. You should know that if you develop a disease related to asbestos exposure, you can also file a claim with the company, which will result in a significant sum of money that will help you afford better treatment.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

In addition to pursuing compensation for former Southern Company Services employees and their family members who were affected by secondary asbestos exposure, our resourceful attorneys, whose main area of practice is toxic exposure, can also file a wrongful death claim. If you lost a family member to a disease stemming from occupational asbestos exposure who had not filed a claim themselves while they were alive, our experienced legal team will help you recover compensation on their behalf.

There are numerous people whose health was severely affected by workplace asbestos exposure who fail to seek compensation during their lifetime, as they often think that the legal process will be very complicated. Nevertheless, this could not be further from the truth, as filing a claim for toxic exposure is very easy nowadays. To be able to file a wrongful death claim for a deceased family member, you will have to provide our legal team with their employment and medical records, as well as with their death certificate. Our team will strive to get the maximum compensation available for your loved one.