Boasting 12 train lines and 16 rail yards across the Garden State, NJ Transit is New Jersey’s public transportation system. With an estimated 7,500 employees around the state, these workers are responsible for keeping trains up and running and ensuring a safe ride for passengers. However, while prioritizing the safety of others, these NJ Transit employees are exposed to harmful chemicals and substances, which can lead to a devastating cancer diagnosis. If you need help filing a FELA claim, hiring an NJ Transit cancer lawyer to represent you through this time is vital. At Doran & Murphy, we can provide the support and assistance necessary to help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
Cancer Lawyer | Representing Railroad Employees for NJ Transit
As a railroad employee, you play a vital role in the nation’s economy, helping to transport workers across the state. Developing a work-related illness can be devastating for victims and their families. That said, the dedicated team at Doran & Murphy is here to help those in New Jersey and across the nation receive the compensation they deserve when they are victims of a work-related illness like cancer.
What Kind of Exposure Can Lead to Cancer for Workers?
There are a number of substances that railroad workers may be exposed to that can cause cancer. However, it is an employer’s responsibility to limit exposure by providing personal protective equipment, removing hazardous materials quickly, and teaching employees how to handle these substances properly.
Exposure to the following substances can lead to cancer and other illnesses:
- Silica dust
- Ballast dust
- Diesel fumes
- Welding fumes
Those who inhale these substances can face lung cancer, esophageal cancer, leukemia, mesothelioma, and lymphoma, among other forms of cancer.
Who Do We Represent?
At Doran & Murphy, we’re proud to represent all employees who work on NJ Transit rail lines. We will fight for those who are exposed to hazardous substances, including engineers, conductors, electricians, mechanics, laborers, pipefitters, and trackmen, among others with careers on this rail line. We handle cases involving the following types of cancer, among others:
How Can We Help You Receive Compensation?
To receive compensation for your exposure to chemicals that lead to cancer while working for NJ Transit, you must prove that your employer was partially or entirely negligent. Unlike other work-related claims, if you can demonstrate that your employer contributed to these unsafe working conditions, you can receive compensation under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).
For example, if you can prove that NJ Transit did not provide protective equipment, testing for hazards at job sites, or posting the necessary signage indicating you could be exposed to hazardous substances, they can be held liable for the damages you endured.
Contact an NJ Transit Lawyer Today
Holding employers responsible for their negligence is vital to ensuring a safe workplace. At Doran & Murphy, we will do everything possible to help you through this complex process. Contact us today to discuss the details of your circumstances with an NJ Transit cancer lawyer.