Railroad Workers & Asbestos Exposure
Contact a Railroad Injury Lawyer
The Federal Employers Liability Act ensures that workers who suffer
railroad injuries and illnesses have a right to take legal action when the employer caused
the accident through negligence. If you received exposure to asbestos
during your career as a railroad worker, you are at risk of developing
lung disease or
mesothelioma. Contact The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson as soon as possible to discuss
your chances of
recovering compensation from the railroad company, whether through an out of court settlement
or through filing a lawsuit. Marty Jackson has more than 26 years of experience
helping injured railroad workers and their families invoke their rights
under FELA, and he has secured more than $80 million for his clients nationwide.
Asbestos related injuries can take years or decades to manifest, and it
is often difficult to establish with accuracy the time and place where
exposure occurred. Railroad companies will often argue that the worker
received the exposure at another job or at home, but Marty Jackson will
work closely with you to discover the facts. The material has long been
widespread in the railroad industry, even after the public became aware
of its dangers. It has been found in engine brake shoes, insulating materials
in welding and maintenance equipment, gaskets in diesel locomotives, shielding
in steam engines and even in office insulation.
Marty Jackson has represented hundreds of railroad workers and their family
members with asbestos related injury, including mesothelioma.
FELA Attorney for Asbestos Claims
railroad injury lawyer can represent you in making a claim for your asbestos exposure. If the
railroad company was aware of the presence of the substance in the workplace
environment and failed to take actions to remove it or to shield workers
with gloves or breathing masks, they may be found liable for negligence.
Your settlement should include compensation for your medical bills and
lost income, as well as pain and suffering. The Supreme Court issued a
ruling in 2003 which allows railroad workers who have been exposed to
asbestos to claim damages for emotional distress when they feel a genuine
and serious fear of developing
lung cancer, which occurs in roughly 10% of railroaders with asbestosis.