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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.
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.
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Asbestos Products Railroad Workers May Have Been Exposed To
Railroad workers might have been exposed to asbestos on the job in multiple ways. Numerous products they regularly interacted with contained asbestos including sealing cement, gaskets, brake pads, ceiling tiles, wallboards, clutches, and plaster. Asbestos insulation was also present in various locomotive parts such as on the engine and boiler, as well as in electrical panels, carriages, driving cabins and even under the train. However, the repair and maintenance of asbestos-containing components were not the only jobs with a high risk of exposure. Due to the prevalence of asbestos, railroad workers who were assigned different tasks might have easily been exposed as well.
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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1. Must have been diagnosed within the past 3 years (misdiagnosis is extremely common, ask for second and third opinions and a new diagnosis if you have been diagnosed prior to the 3 year statute of limitation)
2. Must be a veteran or industrial worker and have a work history with products that may have contained asbestos (you could have worked with these products and not knowing that they contained asbestos, check our high-risk occupational asbestos exposure jobs and also our asbestos products page to identify them)
3. Immediate eligibility for anyone diagnosed with the following lung cancer, bronchial cancer, esophageal cancer, throat cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer
4. If you are a navy veteran or was an industrial worker and suspect you have the asbestos fibers but you are receiving a different diagnosis we will need you to travel to Birmingham, AL to accurately test you and see if you are eligible