Herbicide Use in the Railroad Industry

Posted on June 16th, 2021 by Andrew L. Hughes

For decades, railroads have used herbicides on mainline tracks, at rail crossings, and inside their rail yards to control vegetation. Many railroad workers, in turn, have endured long-term exposures to those herbicides while working on the ground as brakeman, conductors, […]

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Factors Affecting Your Railroad Cancer Settlement – Strict Liability v. FELA Comparative Negligence

Posted on April 22nd, 2021 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroad workers diagnosed with an illness caused by workplace exposures are entitled to file lawsuits against their employer under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Under the FELA, railroad workers can recover for their occupational cancer or other illness if […]

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Statute of Limitations for Filing FELA Claims

Posted on October 9th, 2020 by Andrew L. Hughes

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is legislation that was created to protect railroad employees who are injured at work. FELA claims have a three-year statute of limitations, which means that a lawsuit must be brought within three years of […]

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Former Railroad Carman and Signalman with Squamous Cell Neck Cancer

Posted on August 21st, 2020 by Andrew L. Hughes

A 68-year-old railroad worker brought a FELA action against Consolidated Rail Corporation and its successor Norfolk Southern Railway Company after he was diagnosed with metastatic carcinoma of the cervical lymph nodes (neck cancer). He worked as a signal maintainer and […]

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Railroad Workers – Lead Exposures

Posted on July 10th, 2020 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroad workers engaged in welding, torch cutting, rivet busting, sandblasting and demolition operations on equipment, bridges and buildings painted with lead-based paint may have experienced toxic exposures to lead. Lead is typically absorbed into the body through inhalation and ingestion. […]

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