I was just diagnosed with cancer or mesothelioma. No one ever told me before that it was connected to railroad work I did many years earlier. Can I still bring a railroad injury or disease claim? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

As explained in one of the other FAQ’s, the three-year limitation period does not begin until the worker knew or should have known of a connection between the cancer or disease and their railroad occupation.  If no medical professional or other person ever provided a clue to the worker that they had a claim, more than three years before now, three-year limitation period should not have expired but you need a railroad injury attorney’s advice for a more precise answer.

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