Exposure to Welding Fumes

Exposure to Welding Fumes

Railroad Injury Lawyer

Railroad workers whose job duties include welding to repair components on the locomotives, railroad cars and other equipment are exposed to toxic welding fumes which can lead to serious occupational diseases in the future. If at any point in your career as a carman or other type of railroader you were required to perform welding and have now developed a lung disease or other illness, you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer under the Federal Employers' Liability Act. If you worked around other workers who performed this type of work, you may have had significant exposure as well.

Welding releases vapors which contain various types of metals, depending on the material being used. Manganese causes some of the worst damage. While it is an important dietary mineral, it can be toxic when inhaled and accumulation in the lungs may lead to lung cancer. The metal can also be deposited in the brain, causing toxic encephalopathy or symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease including tremors and speech difficulties. Manganese from welding fumes has also been associated with bladder cancer.

Welding Fume Exposure FELA Lawsuits

If you have suffered from exposure to welding fumes, whether through your employer's failure to provide a ventilated workspace, lack of proper safety gear or any other reason, you deserve monetary compensation. Unlike a workers' compensation claim, FELA lawsuits are capable of awarding damages for the victim's pain and suffering as well as medical bills and lost wages in the present and future. It will be necessary to prove that your employer's negligence was at fault for the exposure, and Marty Jackson will work closely with you to gather relevant evidence and testimony to support your claim.

A railroad injury lawyer from The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson can discuss your condition to determine whether you have grounds for legal action. Marty Jackson has spent more than 26 years recovering compensation for railroad workers and their families nationwide whose lives have been irrevocably altered by injuries and he has achieved more than $50 million in verdicts and settlements.