There is currently more than 30 billion dollars set aside in asbestos trust funds for those who have been negatively impacted by this toxic material. The attorneys at Sammons & Berry, P.C. work to get cash for railroad employees affected by asbestos.
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is the generic name given to the fibrous variety of six naturally occurring minerals that have been used in commercial products. These minerals are made up of fibrous bundles. These fibers are long and thin, and they can be easily separated from one another. Asbestos minerals have physical properties (high tensile strength, flexibility, resistance to heat and chemicals, high electrical resistance, and the capability to be woven like fabric) that make them useful in many commercial products.
How are people exposed to asbestos?
If products containing asbestos are disturbed, tiny asbestos fibers are released into the air. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they may get trapped in the lungs and remain there for a long time. Over time, accumulated asbestos fibers can cause tissue inflammation and scarring, which can affect breathing and lead to serious health problems.
Low levels of asbestos fibers are present in the air, water, and soil. Most people, however, do not become ill from this type of exposure. People who become ill from asbestos usually have been exposed to it on a regular basis, most often in a job where they have worked directly with the material or through substantial environmental contact.
Most heavy exposures to asbestos occurred in the past. The heaviest exposures today tend to occur in the construction industry and in ship repair, particularly during the removal of asbestos-containing materials due to renovation, repairs, or demolition. Workers may also be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos-containing products, such as textiles, friction products, insulation, and other building materials.
Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos related disease?
Retired railroad employees worked in environments with heavy asbestos pollution. If you are a retired railroad worker that been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease our team wants to hear from you.
We help hold railroad companies and asbestos manufacturers accountable for their actions and get cash for railroad employees affected by asbestos. For decades the people running these businesses knew working with this toxic material increases the risk of developing life-threatening illnesses. They chose to expose employees and the general public by not sharing their findings.
The dangers of this material were not just limited to those working on the mechanics of the railroad. While locomotives did use asbestos containing brake shoes, asbestos was also found on the inside of the locomotive in the ceiling tiles and even the ashtrays passed out to passengers.
What You Need To Know About Filing An Asbestos Claim
Getting started is simple. All you have to do is call Sammons & Berry, P.C. at (800) 519-1440 and a friendly paralegal will take your information and send you documents to sign.
Have the basic information ready. The paralegal will want to know details related to your employment as a railroader.
When did you work as a railroader? Even if you’ve been retired for many years, you’re still eligible to file a claim since asbestos-related illnesses have a long latency period. Railroaders, who worked on railroads before 1982 are particularly susceptible.
Which railroad did you work for? Have the years of employment ready to relate to the paralegal or have your BA6 card handy.
What type of work did you do? Details are helpful, such as the types of equipment and materials you worked with, as well as the areas of the railroad yard or station, in which you worked.
Were you exposed to dust while working?
When did you receive your diagnosis? Be ready to provide a statement from your doctor or healthcare provider showing your diagnosis.
If the family member you are filing for has died, when did they die? A wrongful death case may be affected by the statute of limitations (the time you have to file a claim) in your state. Be ready to provide a death certificate for your loved one.
Do you have financial records showing expenses related to your diagnosis, your treatment, or the death of your loved one? Medical records help establish your financial burden caused by the illness.
Free Consultation. Sammons & Berry, P.C. offer a FREE consultation, so you can discuss the facts of your case without paying for anything upfront. Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative today.
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.
Only pay if you receive money. Sammons & Berry, P.C. charge on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay them a percentage of what you get paid in your claim. If they do not collect anything for you, you do not owe them anything.
Time to file your claim is limited. Don’t delay in calling Sammons & Berry, P.C. Claims need to be filed within a certain amount of time or your claim may be barred. Call (800) 519-1440 today.
Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation in United States
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.
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