What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is the name for a group of natural occurring mineral fibers which are strong and both heat and chemically resistant. Due to these properties, asbestos was commonly used in the past as insulation and fireproofing. It was also used as a component in other building materials. There are three main types of asbestos found in Ireland – chrysotile (white asbestos), amosite (brown asbestos) and crocidolite (blue asbestos).
What is the risk from asbestos?
The risk associated with exposure to asbestos relates to the possibility that the fibres within the asbestos containing material (ACM) can become released into the air and are then inhaled. Breathing in air containing asbestos fibers can lead to asbestos-related diseases (mainly cancers of the chest and lungs). These diseases will not occur immediately and can take from 15 – 60 years to develop. Note that as long as asbestos is in good condition and there is no disturbance or damage to the ACM, it will not pose a risk to health as fibers will not be released.
Asbestos Found in the Railroad Industry
Asbestos is a highly durable material that had a wide range of uses in the railroad industry for several decades. It gained popularity because it was cheap to manufacture, highly durable, and could resist high temperatures. This made it a very lucrative and dynamic material.
Unfortunately, asbestos is also a very dangerous material due to the fact that it sheds microscopic dust particles that are small enough to inhale and ingest. Once these fibers make their way into the body, they often become stuck, permanently embedding into soft tissue. This can cause genetic mutations and internal scarring that affects the health of affected individuals. Individuals who worked for a railroad company before the year 1982 are at risk for developing asbestos-related disease as a result of their time working around this harmful material.
Money is available for railroad workers that have been exposed to asbestos and have since developed health conditions or injuries. Even if you have not been diagnosed with mesothelioma or cancer, you may still qualify for compensation. This is because money is available for a wide range of medical problems, including asbestosis, which causes shortness of breath and internal scarring.
Our team works with those who were employed by the railroad industry to recover the money they deserve. Make sure you are doing everything you can to recover the money you deserve for the time you spent working around this toxic material. Call our team today to learn more about how retired employees of the railroad industry can begin the process of filing an asbestos claim to recover compensation and get money for retired railroad workers in the United States.
Why should I work with a lawyer to file a trust fund claim?
Our experienced asbestos trust fund attorneys have decades of experience working with clients that have been exposed to asbestos. Our team has streamlined the process of applying for as many trusts as you qualify for to take the stress off of you. We will help you navigate the process of filing for these claims and handle all of the paperwork to make it as simple as possible. We only accept payment if we are able to get you a financial recovery.
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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