Gianaris Trial Lawyers is proud to serve railroaders who have been affected by exposure to harmful chemicals and pollutants in their line of work. Our railroad cancer lawyers understand the unique challenges faced by workers in the railroad industry and are dedicated to ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve.
The railroad industry encompasses a wide range of occupations. We represent locomotive engineers, conductors, track maintenance workers, signal and switch operators, yardmasters, brake operators, and more. Each of these jobs has its own set of risks and potential toxic exposures.
Toxic Exposures in the Railroad Industry:
Diesel Exhaust: Diesel exhaust is a complex mixture of gases and particulates produced by diesel engines. Long-term exposure can lead to serious health problems like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Railroaders are often exposed to excess diesel exhaust from locomotives idling in rail yards.
Benzene: Benzene is a component of diesel fuel and also used as a solvent in parts washers and in the production of other chemicals. Long-term exposure to benzene can lead to leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Minimizing exposure to benzene is crucial.
Solvents: Parts washers and solvents are often used my mechanics to clean tools.
Silica: Silica dust is produced during operations like track maintenance. Inhalation of silica dust can lead to silicosis, a chronic lung disease, and an increased risk of lung cancer.
Asbestos: Asbestos was widely used in the railroad industry due to its heat-resistant properties. Railroad brakes often contained asbestos. Exposure to asbestos can lead to diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Contact an experienced railroad cancer lawyer if you have been diagnosed with any lung-related disease.
Our team of experienced railroad cancer lawyers is ready to review your case for free. If we believe you have a valid claim, we will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay anything unless we win your case. This ensures that you can pursue justice without worrying about upfront legal fees.
Discuss your case with one of our lawyers without any obligation. During this consultation, we will assess the merits of your case and guide you on the best course of action.
We are committed to fighting for the rights of railroad workers and ensuring they receive the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been affected by exposure to harmful chemicals in the railroad industry, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to speak with a railroad cancer lawyer.