Railroad exhaust exposure dangers
Railroad Asbestos Exposure Dangers
Many people diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos in the workplace. Certain jobs carry a higher risk of asbestos exposure, including working as a brake mechanic or railroad worker.
For example, you may be vulnerable to railroad asbestos exposure dangers daily in several ways. Asbestos fibers may be inhaled from working in the railroad industry, where you often handle asbestos products and materials such as:
- Thermal system insulation
- Roofing and siding shingles
- Automobile brake linings and clutch pads
- Floor and ceiling tiles
- Plaster and cement
If you are working in the railroad industry, then you may be at a higher risk of asbestos exposure on the job. If you potentially have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace, be sure to seek medical attention and contact an experienced asbestos exposure attorney as soon as you can.
There are Federal laws and regulatory guidelines in place to require your employer to safeguard your health and protect you from asbestos exposure and harm. Specifically, the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) requires employers must take reasonable care to provide employees with a reasonably safe workplace, including preventing railroad asbestos exposure dangers among workers.
For example, your employer is required to:
- Keep your exposure below harmful limits
- Provide workplace training on asbestos awareness
- Equip workers with proper protective clothing and equipment to protect workers handling hazardous asbestos materials
- Adequately warn workers of the hazards associated with the materials they come into contact with
- Take steps to reduce or eliminate asbestos fibers in the workplace, such as using ventilation
- Enforce safety precautions for safely handling asbestos-containing materials
- Warn employees of asbestos exposure hazards that allow workers to take precautions to avoid exposure
If your railroad employer failed to protect your health and safety and you are suffering an injury resulting from railroad exhaust, then you may have a claim against your employer.
If you have contracted asbestosis or another asbestos-related disease at the railroad workplace and have sustained damages, then you may be entitled to financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. For example, if you have developed mesothelioma as a result asbestos exposure, then you need an experienced attorney by your side.
Be sure to save critical documentation that can support your case, such as medical records, as this kind of proof will help your attorney build a strong case on your behalf.
Value of Legal Assistance
An experienced asbestos exposure attorney will be familiar with:
- the statute of limitations or timeframe to bring a legal claim, such as a timely FELA claim within the three-year limitations period
- gathering documentation to support a strong legal claim, such as medical records that indicates the diagnosis, and severity
- quantify your damages and effectively advocate for your right you obtain just compensation to cover your damages
Speak to an Experienced Asbestos Exposure Attorney Today
If you or a loved one have been harmed due to railroad workplace asbestos exposure, don’t delay—speak to an experienced North Carolina attorney today. The King Law Firm attorneys have extensive experience handling railroad asbestos exposure danger cases. You can get started by contacting us by email or phone at (800) 635-1683 to schedule a free consultation. We will help you navigate the complex legal process and help you understand your legal options.