Railroad Cancer Attorneys

| Railroad Cancer Exposure

Railroad workers face many dangers on the job due to unsafe work conditions. One of the most common types of exposure that railroad workers face is exposure to high amounts of carcinogenic substances, such as benzene, creosote, and asbestos, which can cause cancer or develop into another type of serious illness. 

If you work in the railroad industry and were diagnosed with lung cancer or another type of chronic condition due to on the job exposure, you have the right to speak with an attorney and discuss your legal options for filing a claim. Contact the dedicated Railroad Attorneys at Patrick S. O’Brien for a free consultation.

| Railroad Cancer & Illnesses Linked to Railroad Work

There are several toxic substances that railroad workers face on the job, including:

  • Benzene in diesel exhaust
  • Asbestos in insulation, locomotives, and buildings
  • Creosote in railroad ties
  • Glyphosate used on railroad rights-of-way
  • Heavy metals in welding fumes (cadmium, manganese)
  • Solvents used by shopcraft workers

Exposure to these carcinogenic substances can lead to various types of cancer and chronic illnesses such as bladder cancer, leukemia, mesothelioma, esophageal cancer, Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, and/or kidney and lung cancer.

| Railroad Cancer Lawsuits

Under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, railroad workers (past and present) that were injured or harmed on the job due to a current or previous employer’s negligence to protect them from harm have the right to seek compensation from the employer. This includes railroad workers that are diagnosed with cancer or another chronic illness caused as a result by daily exposure to toxic substances in the railroad industry. 

If you were diagnosed with cancer and believe that it is linked to railroad work, you need to call an experienced railroad cancer attorney as soon as possible after you are diagnosed and discuss your situation. Under the FELA, there is a three-year statute of limitations for railroad claims. However, if you did not know that your cancer or illness was related to work exposure, the time limit could be extended. A knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney can assess your situation and determine whether you are entitled to compensation.

| Railroad Cancer Settlement Amounts

Under FELA, railroad workers who are entitled to receive compensation due to harm suffered as a result of an employer’s negligence could recover a settlement that includes the following type of damages:

  • Medical expenses, such as past and future medical treatments. medications, and hospital bills
  • Lost wages due to time off work or the inability to perform the duties of their job as a result of their work-related illness
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Pain and suffering, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or other types of mental anguish

Our team of railroad attorneys is here to help make sure that your rights are protected and recover fair and just compensation for your suffering caused by an employer’s negligence. Call us today for a consultation.

| Speak to a Railroad Cancer Lawyer Today

The knowledgeable attorneys at The Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien have extensive experience in handling railroad cancer claims and understand what it takes to get the compensation you deserve. If you were diagnosed with work-related cancer or another serious illness as a railroad worker, let our knowledgeable railroad cancer attorneys handle your case while you focus on your health. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

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Best Personal Injury Attorneys

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He has consistently received a 5.0 out of 5, the highest possible rating for professional ethics and legal ability awarded by the organization's peer review rating system.

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Best Lawyer & Best Law Firm

He is also proud to have been selected a “Best Lawyer” in America for Railroad Law 2013-2023. His Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien, LLC has been selected as a “Best Law Firm” in America in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.


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