Railroad Exposure to Asbestos
The lawyers at Peter Angelos Law fight for the rights of railroad workers. Our attorneys can provide information regarding railroad exposures to asbestos.
Railroads played an indispensable role in the development of 20th America. A necessity for heavy industry to ship parts and products, an invaluable component of everyday commerce, and a popular form of transportation, Americans relied on railroads heavily during this time. With services in high demand, the railroad industry employed numerous workers who built, operated, inspected, maintained and repaired steam locomotives and hundreds of thousands of miles of track throughout the county.
Unfortunately, railroad workers were routinely exposed to asbestos, which was commonly used in the manufacturing of train and railroad components from the 1930s to the 1980s. Asbestos could be found in insulations used on locomotives, various types of railroad equipment and a number of locomotive parts, including brake pads, brake linings, and floor pads of passenger cars. As a result of the asbestos exposure, there were high rates of mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis among railroad workers.
When it comes to litigation and pursuing compensation for damages, railroad workers face a unique situation. Unlike most employees, railroad workers who develop asbestos-related conditions are not eligible for workers’ compensation. Depending on a number of circumstances, injured employees may be required to pursue compensation through other legal avenues, including claims filed against their employers and/or against manufacturers of asbestos containing products.
Legal Representation & Experience You Need for Your Case
When pursuing legal recourse for asbestos exposure and injuries, it is of the utmost importance to retain proven, experienced and knowledgeable representation which our lawyers can provide. Having litigated asbestos cases for decades, our legal team is prepared to evaluate your case, determine the most appropriate plan of action and work swiftly toward obtaining the best resolution possible.
If you or a family member has been exposed to asbestos as a railroad worker, contact Peter Angelos, P.C. to learn more about filing your claim.