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Railroad Workers

Exposed to Asbestos at their workplace

Railroad workers were constantly exposed to the harm presented by asbestos exposure, especially the people performing repair and maintenance jobs on parts of the train that were insulated with asbestos-containing products. If these materials needed to be cut, sanded or drilled into, asbestos dust would have been created releasing microscopic particles of asbestos into the near environment.

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The inhalation of these particles leads to the development of diseases resulting in high fatality rates like mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer or serious respiratory conditions.

Relevant Job Titles

  • blacksmith
  • brakeman
  • car inspector
  • carman
  • hostler
  • railroad car repairman
  • railroad engineer
  • steam locomotive fireman
  • rail car loader
  • railroad brake, signal, and switch operators
  • railroad conductor
  • railroad yardmaster
  • rigger
  • track foreman
  • track laborer

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We also represent the close relatives of railroad workers that handled asbestos and are now sick or have passed away.

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Diseases Contracted after Asbestos Exposure in Railroad Workers

While they were not directly handling asbestos, railroad workers would be exposed to it by the activities of the people who performed maintenance and repair work to various train components that contained the harmful mineral. By spending a lot of time in this environment, railroad workers are now at considerable risk of developing a serious disease, from asbestosis to lung cancer, depending on the duration of their exposure.

Lung cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis Asbestosis COPD Esophageal Cancer Lung Nodules Asthma Laryngeal Cancer

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How Can We Help Railroad Workers Who Were Exposed to Asbestos?

Our main interest is to help you receive the compensation you deserve in order to cover your treatment costs and restore some of the quality of life you have lost since you were exposed to asbestos. We will file claims with the asbestos trust funds of the companies that were responsible for damaging your health by failing to warn you about the risks of being exposed to asbestos-containing materials.

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