The work environment of railroad employees often entails a variety of stressful and hazardous conditions. The provision and implementation of a safe work environment for the employees, whether while operating a train, driving a crew, or working on railway maintenance, is the railway employer’s legal responsibility. But every now and then, things do take a turn for the worse, resulting […]
3 Reasons Why an Injured Railroad Worker Should Hire a FELA Lawyer
How To Determine Whether Asbestos, Diesel Exhaust Fumes Or Solvents Cause Specific Types Of Cancers?
It is already known that mesothelioma is caused exclusively by prolong exposure to asbestos. The studies have also shown that exposure to diesel fumes and/or asbestos can lead to several other deadly diseases. There is scientific evidence that connects diesel and asbestos exposure to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asbestosis, stomach cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, colon cancer, throat cancer, […]
FELA Lung Cancer Cases Caused By Asbestos And Diesel Exhaust Fumes
Asbestos, coal dust, sand dust (silica), diesel fumes and exhaust, are known carcinogens, which means exposure to these elements can lead to lung cancer. Similarly, fumes from solvents, welding, and other materials can also lead to cancer. This is why railroad workers and other workers who usually work with such substances during their jobs are at increased risk of cancer. […]
FELA and Railroad Signal Maintainers and Maintenance Way Workers
Railroad signal maintainers and maintenance way workers face hazards on the job, but it’s the daily exposure to hazardous substances that pose the most risk to these workers’ health and safety. Each day, these railroad employees work with and around diesel-powered track equipment that releases toxic exhaust fumes into the air they are breathing. Track equipment also disturbs ballast regulators, […]
Do I Need a Virginia FELA Lawyer?
Railroad workers face dangers on a daily basis that can cause severe injuries or due because of long-term exposure. When a worker has been injured or diagnosed with a railroad-related disease, it is critical to contact a Virginia railroad attorney to find out what the best legal options they have are. Once a case is filed, the injured railroad worker […]
Does Cigarette Smoking Have an Impact on a FELA Claim?
Over the past several decades, there have been multiple studies that have confirmed that the conditions that railroad workers are forced to work in can cause them to develop cancer. One of the main causes of workers’ cancers is their exposure to asbestos, but there are also cancers that develop because of the silica dust and solvents that are present […]
FELA Lawsuit Depositions
If you are a railroad worker who suffered a work-related injury or developed an illness like mesothelioma from exposures to asbestos or other dangerous substances on the job, you have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages you have suffered because of your employers’ failure to protect your health and safety. This right was granted to […]
New Study Finds Link Between Mesothelioma Risk and Genetics
There has been ongoing research by geneticists and oncologists into the role that genetics may play in the development of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, and how this information can help in creating a personalized treatment plan for victims to help prolong their survival rates. One recent study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, has […]
Virginia FELA Attorney: Railroad Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits
A recent ruling by a federal judge could benefit many asbestos disease victims and their families who file mesothelioma cancer lawsuits, allowing the plaintiff’s attorneys to call four expert witnesses to help prove liability. The asbestos cancer lawsuit was filed by the wife of a man who developed the rare and lethal form of asbestos inducted mesothelioma cancer. In the […]
Railroad Worker Claims for Injuries in Vans and on Third Party Owned Properties
If you are a railroad worker who has been injured in an accident on a third party owned property, you might be wondering whether you can sue the railroad company for damages. The short answer to your question is – yes, you can. What Does the Law Say? The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) states that a railroad company can […]