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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Railroad Worker Silica Exposures

Posted on June 24th, 2020 by Andrew L. Hughes

Railroad workers are at elevated risk of developing silicosis, lung cancer, and pulmonary fibrosis as a result of workplace exposures to silica dust. Silica can be found in ballast, which is the rock foundation below the ties and tracks. Ballast […]

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YORK v. BNSF – Railroad conductor diagnosed with bladder cancer

Posted on January 13th, 2020 by Andrew L. Hughes

Facts: York was employed as a conductor and brakeman for BNSF Railway from 1976 to 1991. During the course of his employment, the plaintiff railroad worker alleged that he was exposed to diesel exhaust and asbestos, which caused him to […]

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