If you were employed by a railroad company before 1982, it’s highly likely that you were exposed to the dangerous material asbestos. Asbestos had widespread use in various applications, including locomotive brakes and insulation.
The problem arose when these asbestos-containing parts became worn or required renovation, releasing asbestos dust into the air. This made it easy for railroad workers to inhale or ingest the toxic fibers unknowingly. Unfortunately, this exposure led many in the railroad industry to develop severe asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, and asbestosis.
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to asbestos exposure on the job, it’s crucial to understand that you might be eligible for financial compensation. Our experienced railroad injury lawyers can help you navigate the process of identifying the asbestos trust funds you qualify for based on your medical and work history. The best part is that you won’t have to go through the hassle of courtroom appearances or filing lawsuits when you work with our asbestos exposure lawyers.
A common question that often arises is, how much money can you expect from asbestos settlements? The amount awarded from asbestos trust funds can vary widely. Our dedicated legal team will collaborate with you to identify the specific trust funds that match your situation and directly apply to them. Our primary objective is to maximize the compensation you receive.
It’s worth noting that there is an estimated $30 billion set aside in trusts to support those who have suffered due to asbestos exposure. If you experience symptoms such as shortness of breath after working with asbestos, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Our aim is to streamline the process for you and your family, ensuring you receive the rightful compensation without having to resort to lawsuits or courtroom appearances.
To qualify for an asbestos trust claim, an individual must have a cumulative total of at least 5 years of occupational exposure to asbestos. These 5 years of exposure do not have to be continuous or limited to one specific company or industry. Our experienced legal team is well-equipped to assist clients from various occupational backgrounds in gathering the necessary evidence to demonstrate their asbestos exposure for the required duration. Whether you have a history in the military or have worked in the railroad industry, we can help you pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve.
If you have already filed an asbestos trust claim and received compensation, but are later diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer, there is an opportunity to upgrade your claim. Our dedicated team will guide you through the process of submitting your updated medical records to ensure that you can receive additional compensation from the trust claims.
It is important to recognize that asbestos-related cancers can take several decades to develop or exhibit symptoms. If you have a history of asbestos exposure, it’s crucial to take a proactive approach to your health and undergo routine cancer screenings with your physician to detect any potential health conditions at the earliest stage.
Our compassionate asbestos attorneys work with individuals who have experienced the unfortunate consequences of working around this highly toxic material. Whether you suffer from shortness of breath, mesothelioma, lung cancer, or other asbestos-related illnesses, our law firm is here to support you in pursuing the compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more about how we can assist you in this process.
No amount of asbestos is considered safe. Products that contain greater than 1 percent of asbestos minerals are considered to be asbestos-containing.
The more asbestos you are exposed to, the more likely you are to get an asbestos disease. Asbestosis and lung cancer are dose-related diseases. Dose-related means the more asbestos you breathe, the more likely you are to get sick.
The one asbestos disease that is different is mesothelioma. Very small amounts of asbestos can give you mesothelioma. Asbestos workers’ families have gotten mesothelioma from the dust the workers brought home on their clothes.
How long does it take to get sick from asbestos?
All of the asbestos diseases have a latency period. The latency period is the gap between the time you breathe asbestos and the time you start to feel sick. The latency period for asbestos diseases is between 10 to 40 years. You will not feel sick during the latency period. If you get an asbestos disease, you will begin to feel sick after the latency period.
Not everyone exposed to asbestos gets an asbestos disease. However, anyone exposed to asbestos has a higher risk of getting an asbestos disease. All of the asbestos diseases are difficult to treat. Most are impossible to cure. Stopping asbestos fibers from ever entering your lungs is important. The only cure for most asbestos diseases is to prevent them.
Free Consultation For Railroad Workers Exposed to Asbestos
At Sammons & Berry, P.C. we offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, so you can discuss the facts of your case without paying for anything upfront. Asbestos trusts claims do not require a lawsuit, depositions, or courtrooms. The process is simple and easy for the client and should not require any stressful legal confrontations for the client. The law firm handles all of the claims for the client, helping you maximize your compensation. We do not accept any payments from our clients until they receive compensation. We charge on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay a percentage of what you get paid in your claim. If we are unable to collect anything for you, there is no cost to you.
Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative and start your journey towards compensation.
Wrongful Death Claims For Families of Asbestos Victims
If you have lost someone in your family due to the harmful exposure of asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can provide the work history and a death certificate for your loved one, our attorneys can help you file an asbestos claim. We understand how difficult this process can be, this is why we work with you every step of the way to help you get the money you deserve. Reach out to our team today to learn more about filing a claim for a family member.