West Virginia FELA Attorney
Federal Employers' Liability Act
Railroad work has historically been filled with risks. In addition to the
dangers and physical strain of working in and around heavy equipment or
being in a collision or derailment, in past decades exposure to toxic
substances has left some railroad employees with brain damage, cancer
or other occupational diseases.
The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) passed into law in 1908
allows workers injured in railroad accidents not covered by workers'
compensation laws to claim compensation medical expenses, lost wages and
the resulting pain and suffering from work injuries. If you have questions
about filing a claim for damages under FELA, consult a
West Virginia personal injury attorney who is nationally known for successful litigation of occupational illness
and injury cases. Contact Hartley Law Group, PLLC!
Exposure and Illness Faced by Railroad Workers in West Virginia
Benzene and other chemical solvents have been linked
blood cancers such as:
- Aplastic Anemia
- Leukemia (over-creation of white blood cells)
- Lymphomas (cancer originating in the lymphatic system)
- Multiple Myeloma (tumors arising in bone marrow)
Each of these diseases are expensive to treat and may cut life short.
Asbestos, the only known cause of
mesothelioma, has also been linked to
lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancers.
Although these substances may have been eliminated by railroads, past exposures
still result in more new cases appearing as
these illnesses can take decades to develop. New exposures are possible when handling shipments of toxic substances
and in accidental spills. If you have recently been in a railroad accident
or diagnosed with an occupational disease, you will need a skilled
West Virginia injury lawyer who will work tirelessly on your claim for damages and will not back down.
Find a FELA Lawyer in Wheeling, WV
At Hartley Law Group, PLLC, we take our commitment to a client seriously.
Each case is thoroughly investigated and prepared. A personal injury attorney
at our firm is dedicated to proving liability in a personal injury claim.
Our record speaks for itself. We offer a free initial consultation and
you pay nothing unless we obtain a settlement in your case.
Call us today at (888) 510-6547 to get started on your case!