Legal Help for Railroad Workers Affected By Cancer – More Inside
A lot of people don’t know this, but railroad workers are exposed to a more insidious danger than the threat of severe and immediate injury due to work conditions. Toxic chemical exposure has been a hot topic over the years given these compounds’s ability to cause cellular changes that lead to the development of various forms of aggressive cancer. Railroad workers are usually unionized, and tend to stay in the same position for the duration of their careers. As a result, asbestos exposure builds up over time, making it more likely for them to develop mesothelioma, which is more often than no diagnosed when it is too late.
Are you a railroad worker exposed to asbestos over the years, and did you develop mesothelioma as a result? The toxic exposure and workers’ compensation attorneys at McCready Law would love to get you the justice and compensation that you deserve. We have combined legal experience that spans over 90 YEARS, and it would be an honor to put these years to work so we can rightfully get you the compensation you duly deserve as a railroad worker with mesothelioma. What’s great is that we take on all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t charge you a cent until we recover compensation on your behalf. For your FREE legal consult, please call us NOW at (773) 823-0298. Representing all railroad workers countrywide diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Some of the toxic chemicals railroad workers are exposed to include:
- Diesel exhaust
Carbon compounds and hydrocarbons have been shown to be hard to eliminate from the body. As a result, they have the potential to cause cellular changes as the body struggles to eliminate them over the years. This leads to the formation of mutations which set the stage for the appearance of cancer. That said, working in the railroad industry doesn’t automatically entitle you to benefits, especially if you’re a smoker because it may be next to impossible to determine what really caused the cancer.
The most common forms of cancer seen in railroad workers include:
- Bladder cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Lung cancer
- Multiple myeloma
The following workers face a heightened risk of developing cancer:
- Train track maintenance workers
Railroad Worker Cancer Due to Occupational Exposure
Diseases caused by occupational exposure such as the cancers faced by railroad workers are compensable under FELA law, or Federal Employers’ Liability Act. In addition, the act provides you with legal recourse should you get injured due to your employer not following a certain standard of care which exists to keep you safe.
However, in order to institute a legal claim due to cancer-related occupational exposure, you must prove that your employer failed to provide you with a safe environment, did not carry out routine maintenance and inspection, did not offer safety training, and did not move fast to mitigate risks and attend to injuries. Should you, as a railroad worker cancer victim be able to prove this, you may be able to recover money damages for things such as lost wages, cost of past and future medical treatment, lowered quality of life, loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering.
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The compassionate railroad cancer lawyers at McCready Law are waiting to speak with you so we can let you know the next steps to take towards filing your claim. Please contact us NOW at (773) 823-0298 to learn more about your legal options. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.