Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer in Railroad Workers

How Do Railroad Workers Develop Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is one of the most prevalent occupational diseases among railroad workers and it can lead to permanent disability, great pain and suffering, and death. It is nearly always preventable if the railroad company simply adheres to governmental regulations and takes precaution to provide a safe workplace. Tragically, many railroaders not only develop this devastating disease through occupational exposure, they also go uncompensated. If you or a loved one is suffering from lung cancer, contact The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson for help. In 26 years as a nationwide railroad injury lawyer, Marty Jackson has recovered over $80 million for injured railroad workers and their families and looks forward to speaking with you.

Under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, a railroad company can be sued by an employer whose injury or illness was caused or contributed to by the company's negligence. Claims under the FELA may include compensation for the considerable costs of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy, as well as for lost income and loss of earning power. Unlike a workers' compensation claim, the FELA also allows the plaintiff to seek damages for pain and suffering, and surviving family members can bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the railroad company.

Lung Cancer FELA Lawsuits

A railroader is at risk of developing lung cancer in many ways, including chemical solvent exposure, exposure to welding fumes and benzene exposure. Asbestos exposure is the primary cause of mesothelioma, a cancer which affects the lungs when the individual inhales small asbestos fibers. It is not necessary for you to be certain of the exact source of your lung disease before I can begin work on your claim. I have over a quarter century of experience representing railroaders with conditions similar to yours, and I will work closely with you to identify the cause of the disease so that we can move forward with recovering compensation.