Are you one of the thousands of retired railroad workers that was exposed to asbestos while on the job site? While nothing can undo the emotional and physical damage of working with this toxic material, compensation for retired railroad workers from Omaha is available.
This is because the manufacturers of this unsafe material knew the risks they were putting workers through and instead of coming clean made the choice to hide the dangerous consequences of inhaling or ingesting asbestos dust.
For several decades, railroad employees in Omaha and throughout the United States worked in unsafe conditions that have led to a wide range of health problems. These workers worked with several asbestos containing products and were kept in the dark about the dangers they faced in their workplace. The health and safety of these individuals was not prioritized because it was financially more beneficial to the companies that employed them to hide the truth and leave them in danger.
If you were employed by a railroad company before 1982, our asbestos attorneys want to hear from you. Our law firm works with individuals that were exposed to this toxic material throughout their time working and have since developed health conditions that have been linked to asbestos exposure. If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos, reach out to our law firm today.
Do I Have to Have Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma to Collect Compensation?
No. Lung cancer and mesothelioma are the two most frequently discussed conditions that result from asbestos exposure, these are not the only health problems that have been linked to asbestos. In fact, many individuals that qualify for financial compensation do not even know that they do because they have no been diagnosed with a disease. However, if you experience shortness of breath, this may be a sign of asbestosis, which is an illness that occurs directly as a result of asbestos exposure.
The primary route of asbestos entry into the body is inhalation of air that contains asbestos fibers. Asbestos can also enter the body via ingestion. With dermal exposure, asbestos fibers may lodge in the skin.
The air pathway is the most important route of exposure to asbestos. It is the route that most commonly leads to illness. Exposure scenarios include inhalation of air that is contaminated:
During work with asbestos,
During work in the same space as others working with asbestos,
From a worker’s skin, hair, and clothing,
In areas surrounding a mining operation,
In areas of the world where natural weathering, landscaping, construction, or other human activity (such as gardening and outdoor recreation) results in disturbance of asbestos-bearing rock, and
In homes and buildings where renovations or demolitions disturb asbestos-containing building materials.
Ingestion-a less important pathway of exposure-occurs through
Swallowing material removed from the lungs via mucociliary clearance in persons who have inhaled asbestos fibers into the lungs.
Drinking water contaminated with asbestos (for example, from erosion of natural land sources, discarded mine and mill tailings, asbestos cement pipe, or disintegration of other asbestos-containing materials transported by rainwater).
Eating biota, such as clams, that are contaminated with asbestos.
Incidental ingestion during swimming in contaminated water.
Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation
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.