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Do You have a FELA claim for Lung Cancer?

Lung Cancer and FELA

Railroad workers are at risk of sustaining or acquiring a number of occupational injuries or diseases. Of these, lung cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney cancer are a few of the most common. If you are a former railroad worker and you have recently been diagnosed with lung cancer, bladder cancer, or kidney cancer, you may have a FELA lawsuit against your employer. Do not hesitate to take action – the time is ticking on the statute of limitations for your claim. Contact the law offices of Napoli Shkolnik PLLC today for your free consultation.

Top Causes of Lung Cancer for Railroad Workers

As stated above, lung cancer is one of the most common – and the most serious – diseases that railroad workers across the country develop. This is due to railroad workers’ exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances, including:

  • Welding fumes;
  • Chemical solvents;
  • Sillicoisis exposure;
  • Asbestos, which has been linked to mesothelioma and asbestosis, two diseases of the lungs; and
  • Benzene

In addition to the above, many railroad workers may have been exposed to secondhand smoke during their working years during a time when the health risks of smoking were not fully understood.

Sadly, lung cancer is almost completely preventable, and would not occur if employers took greater precautions to protect workers from exposure to the above substances. Lung cancer is one of the most serious of diseases, and in addition to pain, suffering, and massive medical bills associated with treatment of the condition, can also lead to death.

Your Right to Pursue a Claim Under FELA

FELA stands for the Federal Employers Liability Act, and is a United States federal law that allows railroad workers to pursue compensation for injuries and illnesses related to their employment.  The law allows railroad workers who are not covered under traditional workers’ compensation systems to file negligence-based lawsuits against their employers to recover compensation for their losses, both monetary and noneconomic. This means that under FELA, railroad workers can seek compensation for pain and suffering, a type of damages that is not permitted through workers’ compensation recovery.
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Do You Have a FELA Claim for Lung Cancer?

If you have developed lung cancer, bladder cancer, or kidney cancer, and you believe that the cancer would not have occurred but for exposure to certain chemicals or substances during your work as a railroad worker, our attorneys can help. We will investigate your case in order to establish the negligence of your (former) employer, including the failure of your employer to provide proper protection from dangerous substances and potential violations of OSHA regulations. We will advocate for your right compensation for the value of your medical expenses and lung cancer treatments, lost wages associated with your lung cancer, loss of earning power, and pain and suffering. If you have lost a loved one to occupational lung cancer. bladder cancer, or kidney cancer, we can represent you, and help you to recover the above damages, as well as compensation for pain and suffering.

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