Occupational Exposure Injuries
Every year, railroad workers are exposed to environmental conditions that result in the development of occupational diseases. Most of the injuries acquired by railroad workers can be prevented by the railroad by providing safe working conditions, proper personal protective equipment, and warning employees of the dangers associated with their working conditions. The railroads have known for years that the conditions they were exposing their employees to could cause serious and life-threatening diseases. Many of these problems do not manifest until after an employee has worked for many years on the railroad, or has retired.
Although the law makes railroads responsible for occupational diseases, the railroads continue to venomously fight these claims by hiring very capable lawyers. These cases can often be medically complicated and expensive. You will need a law firm that will fight for justice to make the railroad pay for these injuries after knowing for years how to make the workplace safe, and refusing to protect their employees.
This is a partial list of occupational diseases known to afflict railroad workers:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Heart Attacks and Strokes
Psychological Disorders such as PTSD
Please call our experienced occupational exposure attorneys for a free consultation to protect your rights.