Have you been exposed to dangerous carcinogens such as asbestos, diesel fumes, and other harmful carcinogens while working for the railroads? You may be entitled to financial compensation.
Due to the danger of railroad work, the U.S. Congress passed the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) in 1908. It is a law designed to protect the rights of railroad employees injured on the job. The FELA places liability on the railroads for work-related injuries or deaths sustained by their workers and caused, in whole or in part, as a result of the railroad’s negligence or the negligence of its employees.
As early as the 1930s, railroads knew of the dangers of exposing their employees or asbestos, diesel exhaust, and other carcinogens, but took no steps to protect them from exposure. Those who develop cancer from workplace exposures suffer debilitating and devastating health effects which can result in costly medical expenses, loss of wages and earning capacity, pain, suffering, emotional, trauma for the injured and his or her family, and premature death.
If you or someone you love has been harmed from exposure to diesel fumes or exhaust, asbestos or other carcinogens while working for the railroad, you may be entitled to financial compensation for those injuries. Call 770-820-0711 for your FREE consultation today.