What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring family of fibrous minerals found in certain types of rock formations. These minerals are made-up of long, thin fibers that vary in length and may be straight or curled. The typical size of asbestos fibers is 0.1 to 10 µm in length, a size that is not generally visible to the human eye. There are six types of asbestos: chrysotile, amosite, crocidolite, anthophyllite, actinolite, and tremolite. Of these general types, the minerals chrysotile (white), amosite (brown), and crocidolite (blue) have been most commonly used in buildings. Approximately 95% of all asbestos used in commercial products is chrysotile.
Asbestos Used in the Railroad Industry
This toxic material that was widely used throughout the railroad industry. This material was popular because it was highly durable, heat resistant, and low cost to manufacture. Asbestos was found in insulation on steam locomotives and diesel locomotives.
Individuals who were employed by a railroad company prior to 1982 are at for developing asbestos-related disease as a result of their time working around this harmful material. Asbestos releases tiny, undetectable fibers that can easily be inhaled or swallowed. 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.
Financial compensation 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 asbestos attorneys 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 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 Kansas City.
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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