With over thirty-two thousand employees, Union Pacific is one of the largest railroad companies in the United States. While employees work to make sure trains can run smoothly, their employer may not work to keep them safe. Unfortunately, railroad workers are exposed to toxic chemicals while on duty, which can lead to a devastating cancer diagnosis, impacting you and your family. If this happens to you, you may want to seek compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering. At Doran & Murphy, a dedicated Union Pacific Railroad Cancer Lawyer can help you through these challenging times.
Union Pacific Railroad Cancer Lawyer | Fighting for You
The Union Pacific Railroad is one of the most expansive in the country, spanning 23 states with over eight thousand trains covering this area. Unfortunately, the employees of this company are disproportionately diagnosed with cancer due to increased exposure to toxic chemicals and carcinogenic substances. These include, but are not limited to, the following:
Exposure to these harmful materials can cause a number of health issues, including lung, kidney, throat, bladder, stomach, and colorectal cancer. Other diagnoses include mesothelioma, lymphoma, and leukemia.
What To Know About Recovering Damages
If you worked for Union Pacific Railroad and received a cancer diagnosis linked to exposure from your employment, you can likely receive compensation. However, you’ll need the assistance of a Union Pacific Railroad cancer lawyer to help you navigate this complex process.
Generally, under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, you have three years from the date of your injury to pursue compensation. However, a cancer diagnosis can arise years after exposure, so you will have three years from the date you discovered or should have discovered the cancer and its connection to your railroad exposures.
To receive compensation, you must prove that your employer was negligent in some way. Whether this was due to their failure to provide proper protective equipment or because they did not take the necessary precautions to ensure a worksite was safe by testing the air quality or soil, you may be able to prove negligence.
If you can prove your employer’s negligence is the cause of your cancer or contributed to it at least in part, you will likely recover damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. The settlement amount you recover depends on a number of factors. For example, the kind of cancer you are diagnosed with, the impact it has on your livelihood, how negligent your employer was, and the extent of the exposure will all be taken into consideration before awarding a settlement for the damages.
Contact a FELA Lawyer Today
At Doran & Murphy, we have the utmost respect for the men and women who work on our nation’s railroads. As such, we are dedicated to fighting for you when you receive a cancer diagnosis caused by the negligence of your employer. We understand how difficult it can be to prove that your employer was negligent while also dealing with cancer treatment. Let us handle the legal matters while you focus on healing. Contact our team today to learn how a Union Pacific Railroad Cancer Lawyer can help you get the compensation you deserve during a free consultation.