If you were employed by a railroad company prior to 1982, there is a high chance that you were exposed to the toxic material asbestos. Asbestos was used for a wide variety of applications, including for locomotive breaks and asbestos insulation.
When these parts became worn or needed to be remodeled, asbestos dust would become airborne making it easy for railroad employees to inhale or ingest them. This exposure led to many working in the railroad industry to develop asbestos related diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, and asbestosis.
Many individuals who have been injured on the job due to asbestos do not know that they may qualify for financial compensation. Our railroad injury lawyers work with you to figure out which asbestos trust funds you qualify for based on your medical and work history. There is no need for courtroom appearances or filing law suits when you partner with our asbestos exposure lawyers.
How Much Money Are Asbestos Settlements Worth?
The amount of money individuals are awarded from asbestos trust funds varies. Our legal team will work with you to determine which trust funds your specific situation qualifies for and apply to them directly. We do everything in our power to maximize the compensation you receive. There is an estimated $30 billion set aside in trusts for those who have been exposed to this harmful material. If you have any symptoms, including shortness of breath, after working with asbestos you may qualify for financial compensation. No lawsuits, no courtroom appearances, just compensation for you and your family.
How Many Years of Occupational Exposure Qualifies Me for an Asbestos Trust Claim?
In total, for an individual to qualify for an asbestos trust claim, they will need to have 5 years or more of occupational exposure. However, these 5 years do not all have to be working for the same company or even in one specific industry. Our legal team helps clients with diverse occupational backgrounds gather the necessary information to prove they were exposed to asbestos for 5 or more years. If you served in the military and also worked in the railroad industry, reach out to our team to learn more about how we can help you get the money you deserve.
Can I Upgrade My Claim If I Am Later Diagnosed With Cancer?
If you have already filed an asbestos trust claim and were granted compensation, then later develop an asbestos related cancer, you can update your claim. Our team will work with you to ensure your medical records are properly submitted and that you are able to increase the amount of compensation you are collecting from these trust claims.
It is important to remember that asbestos-related cancers can take several decades to develop or show symptoms. If you have been exposed to asbestos, stay proactive and have routine cancer screenings from your physician to catch the earliest warning signs of a health condition developing.
From shortness of breath to mesothelioma and lung cancer, our asbestos attorneys work with individuals who had the misfortune of working around this highly toxic material. Reach out to our law firm today to learn more about how we can help you get the money you deserve.
Free Consultation For Railroad Workers Exposed to Asbestos
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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