Asbestos is a toxic material that had a wide variety of uses throughout the railroad industry, including in the production of train break pads, brake linings, and clutches. Asbestos was a popular option for these applications because of its durability and high resistance to heat. As these parts would wear down overtime, they would rip and break down, leading to asbestos dust being released. When these fibers become airborne, they are impossible to detect and can easily become inhaled and ingested by those working around it.
Railway workers had to frequently remove and replace these parts while working on locomotives, which led to thousands of employees becoming exposed to asbestos. Once asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can easily become trapped inside of the body. Trapped asbestos fibers will embed themselves into your soft tissue, scarring your insides and in some cases mutating your cells.
In some cases, it may take over three decades for symptoms of asbestos disease to present themselves. If you have a history of working on the railroad or with asbestos, it is important to stay proactive with routine health screenings to catch the earliest warning signs of a health concern.
Other Asbestos Materials Associated with Railroads
Railroad workers worked with many different asbestos-containing products, including:
- Boilers and Fireboxes
- Brake Pads and Clutches
- Ceiling and Floor Tiles
- Cement Ties
- Railroad asbestos ashtrays
- Disposable Ash Trays and Coasters
- Sealing Cement
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.