Asbestos is a toxic material that was widely used throughout the railroad industry because of its durability and low cost to manufacture. Asbestos was often used as insulation on steam locomotives and diesel locomotives. This includes for boilers, the exterior engine, under the metal body of the train, in boxcars, ceilings of cabooses, pipe coverings, electrical panels, and the driving cabins.
Those who worked for a railroad company before 1982 are at high-risk for developing asbestos-related illness as a result of their time working around this harmful material. Asbestos releases tiny, undetectable to the eye, fibers that can easily be inhaled or ingested. Once these fibers work their way into the body, they often become stuck, permanently embedding into soft tissue. This can lead to genetic mutations and internal scarring.
Financial compensation is available for railroad workers that have been exposed to asbestos and have since developed health conditions or injuries. Many individuals make the mistake of thinking they are only eligible for compensation if they have lung cancer or mesothelioma, however, this is not the case. Compensation is available for a wide range of medical problems, including asbestosis, which causes shortness of breath and internal scarring. Our asbestos law firm works with those who were employed by the railroad industry to recover the money they deserve. Call our team today to learn more about how you can begin the process of filing an asbestos claim to recover compensation.
How Much Money Has Been Set Aside For Asbestos Victims?
At this time, there is more than 30 billion dollars in asbestos trust fund claims waiting to be awarded to individuals and families of those who have suffered from toxic exposure. Our asbestos attorneys team makes it easy for you to apply to the trusts that fit your specific work and medical background, so you can receive the compensation you deserve. There are no lawsuits or court appearances needed to get the money you are entitled to. We have streamlined the process to make it as easy as possible for railroad workers in Knoxville, Tennessee and surrounding areas.
If you have a family member who has passed away after dedicating years of life to working in the railroad industry, you may also qualify for financial compensation. There are time limits to file claims for the deceased, so you will want to act quickly and reach out to our firm today to begin the process of filing an asbestos trust claim.
Can I Upgrade My Non-Cancer Claim With the Asbestos Trusts If I Later Get Cancer?
Yes, you can upgrade or file a new claim with trusts if you get cancer. If you qualify, you will be paid the difference between the amount the cancer claim pays and the amount you already received for the non-cancer asbestos trust claim.
Free Consultation For Workers Exposed to Asbestos in Knoxville, TN
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.