One of America’s leading rail-based freight transportation companies, CSX Transportation spans the Eastern United States and enters Canada. As such, it takes many employees to ensure this railway runs smoothly. Unfortunately, these workers may be exposed to harmful materials and substances, leading to a cancer diagnosis. This becomes even more upsetting when considering how common these diagnoses are. If you were diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of a CSX Transportation cancer lawyer from Doran & Murphy.
CSX Transportation Cancer Lawyer | Here to Fight For You
It’s no secret that railroad workers are essential to the nation’s economy, as they ensure the rails and cars are up to standard for the transportation of goods and materials around the country. As such, recovering the funds you deserve when you’ve been exposed to dangerous substances while working on the railroads is essential. Luckily, the team at Doran & Murphy is dedicated to representing railroad workers to help them recover the compensation they deserve when their employer’s negligence leads to a cancer diagnosis.
What Kind of Illnesses Can Arise?
Unfortunately, exposure to hazardous materials can often result in a cancer diagnosis. The following illnesses are common for railroad employees:
- Lung Cancer
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Bladder Cancer
- Colon Cancer
- Esophageal Cancer
- Blood Cancer
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
The team at Doran & Murphy understands how devastating these diagnoses can be. As such, we’re ready to help you.
How Can I Recover Compensation?
If looking to recover compensation for the damages you’ve endured, you’ll need to file a claim through the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). This governs the protections railroad workers have, enforces safe working conditions, and gives employees the right to file a lawsuit against their employer when they are responsible for the injury or illness the worker has suffered.
It’s important to note that to receive compensation, you must be able to prove that your employer’s negligence played some role in your diagnosis. Though your employer does not need to be fully responsible, they must have partial responsibility to file a FELA claim.
You’ll have three years from the date that you know your injury is work-related to file a FELA claim against your lawyer. In many instances of cancer diagnoses, you may not develop the illness until many years have passed. As such, you will have three years from the date you discovered the cause of your illness.
Reach Out to a CSX Transportation Cancer Attorney Today
When you’ve suffered at the hands of a negligent employer, recovering the compensation you’re entitled to is vital to helping you through these challenging times. Whether your employer failed to provide the necessary protective equipment, did not train employees on how to handle these materials properly, or did not label these materials as hazardous, you deserve justice. The team at Doran & Murphy is ready to help you. We pride ourselves on our dedication to railroad employees throughout the United States. Contact us today to learn how a CSX Transportation injury lawyer can help you through the complex process of filing a FELA claim.