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Could You Be Eligible for Asbestos Compensation?

If you were employed by a railroad company prior to 1982, there is a possibility that you may be entitled to compensation for the time you spent working around asbestos. The presence of this toxic material in various industries, including the railroad sector, has caused severe health issues for many workers. However, determining the exact amount of compensation available to individuals who were exposed to asbestos can be a complex process, considering several variables are taken into account.

Regrettably, numerous eligible individuals remain unaware of the financial assistance available to them, even if they have not yet received a medical diagnosis for mesothelioma or lung cancer, both of which are commonly associated with asbestos exposure.

At our law firm, our dedicated legal team is committed to assisting current and retired railroad employees who were employed before 1982 in obtaining the compensation they deserve for the risks they faced while working around asbestos. Health problems arising from asbestos exposure, such as shortness of breath or internal scarring, may be qualifying factors for compensation.

Furthermore, it’s essential to note that family members who have lost loved ones due to asbestos-related illnesses may also be eligible for financial compensation. This provision is put in place to acknowledge the suffering endured by those who have lost their lives to this hazardous substance.

If you suspect that your health issues or those of your departed family member are linked to asbestos exposure, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with our law firm. Our experienced team will work diligently with you, conducting a thorough review of your work history, health records, and other relevant factors to determine your eligibility for compensation. Our goal is to make this process as straightforward and hassle-free as possible so that you can receive the financial restitution that you are rightfully owed.

In conclusion, if you or someone you know has a history of working for a railroad company before 1982 and experienced health issues due to asbestos exposure, there may be compensation available. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our law firm to explore your options and seek the justice and financial support you deserve. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to guide you through every step of the process.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is the name for six minerals made of fibers found naturally in the earth. These minerals have been used in construction and manufacturing for many reasons.

For starters, asbestos fibers are flexible and resistant to heat, fire, chemicals, and electricity. That’s why they’ve been used in home and business construction materials, automotive parts, and even textiles.

But the fibers that form asbestos separate easily into tiny pieces when they’re handled or damaged. They’re too small to see, and they’re easy to breathe in. They can build up in your lungs and cause health problems.

For this reason, the U.S. government has banned all new uses of asbestos. But certain uses that were developed before 1989 are still legal.

What Are the Symptoms of Asbestos Exposure?

You might not notice any symptoms until years after you were exposed to asbestos. In general, it could bring on signs like:

  • Feeling like you can’t get enough air
  • Wheezing or hoarseness
  • A lingering cough that gradually gets worse
  • Coughing up blood
  • Pain or tightness in your chest
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Swelling in your neck or face
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Anemia

These can also be symptoms of many other conditions. So get checked by your doctor so they can find out what’s going on with you.

If you think you’ve been exposed to asbestos at some point, talk to your doctor about it, whether you’re having symptoms or not.

Understanding Asbestos Trust Funds and Compensation Options

In the United States, there are approximately 60 active asbestos trust funds, collectively holding an estimated $30 billion. These funds have been specifically established to provide compensation to individuals who have suffered from asbestos exposure. If you have experienced symptoms like shortness of breath after working with asbestos, you may be eligible for financial compensation without the need for lawsuits or courtroom appearances. Contact our law firm today to learn more about how we can assist you in securing the compensation you deserve.

Determining the amount of money asbestos victims receive as compensation depends on various factors. Our dedicated asbestos law firm will work closely with you to identify the trust funds that align with your unique professional and medical history, ensuring that you apply directly to those funds. Our primary objective is to maximize the compensation you receive, providing you with the best possible outcome for your situation. If you are seeking more information about the available compensation for victims of asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced team.

At Sammons & Berry, P.C., we offer free asbestos exposure consultations, which means you can discuss the specifics of your case without incurring any upfront costs or obligations. The claims made to asbestos trusts do not require complex legal proceedings, such as depositions or court appearances. Our aim is to make the process simple and stress-free for you, handling all aspects of the claims on your behalf to maximize your compensation. Rest assured that you will not be charged until you receive your rightful compensation. Our payment structure operates on a contingent fee basis, where you pay a percentage of your claim only when you are paid. If, for any reason, we are unable to secure compensation for you, there will be no cost to you whatsoever.

To take the first step towards seeking the compensation you deserve, call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a representative from Sammons and Berry, P.C. Our team is here to support you throughout this journey, ensuring your rights are protected and your claim is handled with utmost professionalism.

Wrongful Death Claims For Families of Asbestos Victims

If you have lost someone in your family due to the harmful exposure to 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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