Benzene Exposure Claims
FELA Attorney for Benzene Exposure Victims
Railroad workers are at risk of exposure to benzene, a dangerous chemical
which is widely recognized as causing health problems including cancer.
If you have developed any type of
occupational disease as a result of inhaling or coming into contact with benzene, you may be
entitled to a settlement under the Federal Employers Liability Act. Benzene
has been widely used as a solvent, especially for the purposes of degreasing
locomotives, as well as being present in diesel exhaust. Contact The Law
Offices of Martin E. Jackson to discuss your condition and to learn whether
you have grounds for a FELA lawsuit. Marty Jackson has spent more than
26 years representing workers who suffered from all types of
railroad injuries, and he has recovered more than $80 million for clients in his career
as a FELA attorney.
Benzene has toxic effects whether it is absorbed through the skin or inhaled.
It is highly evaporative and anyone working in an area where it is being
used is susceptible to inhaling its vapors. It can cause anemia and damage
to the immune system, making the individual more susceptible to infections.
In the worst cases it is associated with an increased risk of leukemia,
lymphomas/Hodgkin's disease and other forms of
occupational cancer, including especially, cancer of the bladder and myeloma. The likelihood
of developing serious health conditions increases with the amount of time
spent in the vicinity of benzene, and railroad workers who have suffered
months or years of
chemical solvent exposure are especially susceptible.
Have You Suffered from Benzene Exposure?
If your employer was aware of the health hazards of benzene yet did nothing
to protect you from exposure, you will likely be entitled to damages under
Recovering compensation depends on proving that the railroad company or its agents were negligent,
which Marty Jackson has years of experience doing with success. Whether
you are seeking a claim based on your own benzene poisoning or if you
want to file a
wrongful death lawsuit, Marty Jackson looks forward to speaking with you during a consultation.