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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
  • railroad mechanic

Asbestos secondary exposure?

People exposed through spouse, husband, parent, relative.

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Diseases contracted after asbestos exposure in railroad workers

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisHistoplasmosisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Labor union members are also eligible

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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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