The Only Firm in Minnesota Litigating on Behalf of Mesothelioma Victims.

Occupations Commonly Exposed to Asbestos

At the Minnesota law firm of Sieben Polk P.A., most of our clients with mesothelioma come to us because they know we understand asbestos and its effects on the human body. They are sometimes surprised to learn, though, that we also know how asbestos affects them as it relates to their specific occupation. In many cases, we even know how the asbestos has affected them based on the location where they worked.

Our firm has been representing clients injured by asbestos exposure since 1979. Since that time, we have gathered comprehensive evidence on asbestos exposure sites in Minnesota. Having this evidence can be critical to enabling you to have your case heard in a timely manner. Schedule an initial consultation with us to discuss your asbestos-related concerns: 651-377-4740.

How Can We Know So Much About Your Problem Without Knowing You Yet?

Our firm has built a reputation for our ability to efficiently and effectively handle asbestos-related cases. We have established ourselves as the go-to law firm for people injured by asbestos in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

In that time, we have already gathered and analyzed the evidence at many of Minnesota’s largest asbestos sites. These sites range across occupational lines to include, among others:

  • Pipe fitters — including but not limited to individuals who have worked on boilers and valves as pipe fitters
  • Insulators — individuals who were responsible for insulating pipes, buildings and equipment.
  • Navy — including individuals who worked in naval shipyards and maintained naval ships
  • Laboratory — including individuals exposed to asbestos while performing laboratory tests
  • Plastics molders — asbestos was used by those working with molding compounds in the 70s
  • Mechanics – auto and aircraft — individuals working on maintaining airplanes, helicopters and other aircraft were often exposed to asbestos in the course of their work
  • Railroads — individuals working in all capacities were exposed to asbestos, especially those responsible for maintaining or overhauling railroad cars and equipment

In fact, we are the only Minnesota law firm that has gathered this critical evidence from the 1970s. We regularly use this evidence to serve as the basis for clients’ claims against employers in these occupations. When we advise you to take a certain course of action, you will be able to rely on our guidance confidently.

Call Us To Learn More About How We Can Help You

We offer free and confidential consultations to clients who believe they may have an asbestos-related claim. Schedule a free initial appointment with us by calling 651-377-4740. You can also contact us online.


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Since 1979, the attorneys at Sieben Polk P.A. have looked after the legal needs of insulators and other workers suffering from mesothelioma and other diseases related to asbestos exposure in Minnesota and throughout the Upper Midwest.

Our clients come to us when they are sick and often dying. Our focus is on making sure our clients have the opportunity to have their day in court so they can maximize their recovery before it is too late.

We Already Know The Evidence In Many Cases Involving Insulators

How can we already know many of the facts of your case before you even come to see us? Our firm has represented more mesothelioma clients than any other firm in Minnesota.

As a result, we know the facts of the cases and how the disease works. In the course of representing our clients, we have also gathered and analyzed the evidence that will most likely be used in your own case. This is because we have worked on most of Minnesota’s major asbestos sites. Often, this evidence can no longer be gathered, and we are the only firm that has access to it. For that reason, firms from outside of Minnesota often approach us to work with them on their own insulator mesothelioma cases happening within the state.

Insulators – Get An Initial Consultation To Understand Your Rights

Start where many others finish, here in Minnesota with the attorneys of Sieben Polk P.A. Insulators seeking legal guidance can contact us by phone to schedule a free initial appointment: 651-377-4740.

Laboratory Workers

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Too few people understand how laboratories can still pose a risk of asbestos exposure, even today. Though asbestos is no longer used in new products, existing products containing asbestos are still in use. Many of these products may be in use in scientific laboratories.

Old Bunsen burners, for instance, may still have asbestos materials in them; old laboratories are a common source, for that reason, of asbestos exposure and the subsequent development of mesothelioma.

SIGNATURE CASE: Recovered nearly $2 million for medical laboratory technician who used asbestos-containing laboratory supplies while performing clinical diagnostic tests for patients, which caused her to develop peritoneal mesothelioma.

At Sieben Polk P.A., we understand this problem particularly well because we still represent people on a regular basis who have contracted mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos in a laboratory. Our work in this area is informed by our work across the spectrum of occupations that have historically exposed workers and their families to asbestos.

We have represented individuals and family members who have been impacted by asbestos exposure throughout the Upper Midwest since 1979. In that time, we have collected and analyzed much of the key evidence in Minnesota asbestos cases that firms from around the nation now rely upon in their own Minnesota cases.

How Can We Help You Now?

If you have a mesothelioma case in Minnesota, our attorneys are ready to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Learn more about your rights and how we can protect them for you. Call us to schedule an initial consultation at 651-377-4740.

Mechanics – Auto/Aircraft

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When it comes to mesothelioma and the law, the pre-eminent firm in Minnesota is Sieben Polk P.A. Since 1979, we have been representing the interests of injured workers, including auto and aircraft mechanics throughout the state, who have been exposed to asbestos and are now suffering from mesothelioma.

Why Choose Our Mesothelioma Attorneys?

Although asbestos is no longer used, many auto and aircraft mechanics regularly worked with asbestos until the 1980s. Brakes, linings and wire insulation: These were only a few of the items containing asbestos that mechanics used regularly every day.

We can help you and your loved ones seek the compensation you need to address future needs and existing medical bills. Our firm already understands the issues involved in your case because we have been litigating asbestos cases for decades.

SIGNATURE CASE: Secured over $2 million for airline mechanic who had contracted mesothelioma as a result of on-the-job asbestos exposure. Plaintiff identified asbestos used within aircraft engines manufactured by several different defendants, as well as asbestos used within the airframe and standard airline maintenance materials. 2012.

During that time, we have become Minnesota’s premier mesothelioma law firm. Our lawyers hold the evidence gathered from the most significant asbestos sites in Minnesota.

In many situations, this evidence is simply not available to other law firms. For that reason, firms from around the country refer to us when they need to litigate their mesothelioma cases in Minnesota and throughout the Upper Midwest. Work with us here at Sieben Polk P.A. and know that we provide you with everything you need for your case right here at home.

Learn More About How We Distinguish Ourselves

Why go to a firm from outside of Minnesota when you can meet with attorneys right here today? Let us help you understand your rights and how we can protect them for your benefit and that of your family. Call us to schedule a free initial appointment: 651-377-4740.

Navy Veterans

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The Navy shipyards exposed untold numbers of military workers to asbestos for decades. As a result, veterans and Navy shipyard workers throughout the Upper Midwest who worked with the Navy now find themselves suffering from mesothelioma.

To get the financial recovery you need within the quickest time frame, you can turn to the experienced mesothelioma lawyers at Sieben Polk P.A. in Minnesota. We know how to get your case processed as quickly as possible so as to avoid unnecessary delays caused by misfiling and other mistakes.

How Can We Be So Efficient With Your Navy-Related Mesothelioma Case?

You can count on us to meet any accelerated deadlines the court may have for your case. Rather than you or your loved one having to spend untold hours figuring out the complicated and specific processes, we can do that for you.

We make it our goal to get you and your family the financial recovery that is fair and just for your case. We do this so you can spend time where it matters: with your family and the people you love.

Our attorneys draw on the firm’s extensive experience representing asbestos injury to provide you with the representation you need in your case. During those years, we have built Minnesota’s foremost asbestos and mesothelioma injury practice. In fact, it is not unusual for firms outside Minnesota to partner with us for their Minnesota cases. These other firms know that we have gathered and analyzed evidence since 1979. This evidence simply does not exist anymore from a number of Minnesota’s largest asbestos sites, including the Navy.

Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today

We respect and appreciate the sacrifices you made for our country, and we want to return the favor when you need our help. We gladly accept inquiries from potential clients who used to work with the Navy. Call 651-377-4740.

We Help Pipe Fitters Suffering From Mesothelioma

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For decades, pipe fitters (also known as steamfitters) were exposed to asbestos during the course of their work. This exposure occurred with respect to valves, boilers, steam traps and other items common to the trade of a pipe fitter, including work in Navy shipyards or powerplants.

At Sieben Polk P.A., we advise clients on a national scope, but even more so when it comes to cases here in the Upper Midwest and in Minnesota. In fact, since 1979, we have handled more asbestos cases than any other firm in the state.

Why Does Being A Law Firm In Minnesota Matter?

In many cases, we are the only firm in possession of critical evidence from many of the most important Minnesota asbestos sites in the 1970s. That is why you may find yourself working with us even if you initially go with a firm from outside of Minnesota: Eventually, many of those firms collaborate with us because of our command of these issues and the related evidence. Asbestos cases are considered extremely time-sensitive. For that reason, the courts can speed up the legal process in an asbestos case, particularly where a victim may still be alive but in declining health. Our experience enables us to present your asbestos case convincingly even within that time-sensitive environment. Our firm holds a commanding understanding of the process and of the evidence.

SIGNATURE CASE: Obtained over $2.5 million in settlement for farmer who had earlier been exposed to asbestos while working as a union pipe fitter. The client contracted mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer of the lining of the lung. The case settled shortly before trial following the trial court’s denial of defendants’ motions for summary judgment. 2013.

Pipefitters, Receive a Free Consultation

We have handled many previous cases for pipefitters with asbestos-related claims. Schedule an initial consultation with us to discuss your case: 651-377-4740.

Plastics Molders

At Sieben Polk P.A., we have been representing the needs of plastics molders and other workers affected by asbestos exposure since 1979. Representing clients throughout Minnesota and the entire Upper Midwest, we have helped clients suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma and other diseases resulting from exposure at some of Minnesota’s largest asbestos sites.

SIGNATURE CASE: Pursuit settlement of over $2 million on behalf of plastics worker suffering from mesothelioma, who was exposed to asbestos from molding compounds in the 1970s. 2012.

We May Already Know Many Of The Facts Of Your Case

How is it possible that we might already know the facts of your case? During our decades of work with victims of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, we have gathered and analyzed evidence from many of Minnesota’s most significant asbestos sites, including those sites involving plastics and injection molding.

As a result, we hold much evidence from the 1970s, evidence that other firms simply do not have. Having the evidence needed to file your case enables us to bring a suit on your behalf substantially faster than other firms. For individuals who are critically ill, the ability to file cases quickly is critical to enabling them to have their day in court and maximize their recovery. For that reason, firms from throughout the country who have mesothelioma cases in Minnesota turn to us for our assistance.

Our experience also means that we know how the courts treat asbestos cases. Special rules may apply that do not apply in normal court cases. We know these pitfalls and how they can derail the unwary attorney. Our knowledge of this process means we can meet the accelerated deadlines often found in an asbestos case while still providing the high-quality legal service your case needs.

Plastics Molders, Let Us Help You

The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can begin building a thorough case for you. We invite you to call us at 651-377-4740 to schedule a free initial legal consultation with our team.

Railroad Workers/ FELA

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Inherent dangers of the railroad industry place the workers in this field at great risk for personal injury or wrongful death. Similar to the dangers posed by the construction and manufacturing fields, railroad workers endure some of the most hazardous conditions in the country.

Not all law offices are equipped with the knowledge and resources needed to handle these high profile cases; this is precisely why you will need the help of our expert railroad trial lawyers. For more than 30 years, the FELA attorneys at Sieben Polk have had the privilege representing injured railroad workers from every major union and craft. We won’t back down until justice is found for workers injured or killed in these tragic accidents.


FELA is different from other laws, such as state worker’s compensation laws. Under FELA, injured railroad workers may be eligible for compensation beyond what a typical Workers’ Compensation claim may pay out.  Every case is different and should be evaluated by an experienced FELA attorney to determine if a victim has a claim. Our professional FELA railroad injury lawyers can help you with this aspect of your case. If your employer is found to be responsible for your injury, you or your family may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Benefits
  • Disability Pay
  • Scarring
  • Emotional Pain and Suffering
  • Medical Expenses
  • Funeral Costs
  • Loss of Quality of Life

The compensation provided to injured workers by Workers’ Compensation is all too often not enough to meet the needs of a victim and their families. To recover under FELA, however, it is necessary to first establish some negligence on the part of the railroad. This differs from state workers’ compensation laws where no such proof is needed.  This is why is it critical to contact a FELA attorney to review your claim. Contact our law office today to discuss the specifics of your case.

Hire An Experienced Trial Law Firm

Sieben Polk has a veteran team of trial attorneys with the skills needed to fight large entities, such as railroads. Our top trial attorneys give every client specialized legal advice tailored to the specific facts of their injury and will not stop fighting until justice is served for that client. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person in a railroad accident, contact our seasoned injury lawyers today. Together we can seek a financial compensation figure that meets your needs as a victim and can continue to provide for your, long after this ordeal is over.

When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything.  We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients; we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life. Contact the FELA lawyers of Sieben Polk at their Minnesota law office or 24 hours a day 651-377-4740.