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Does the FELA cover diseases due to working for the railroad as well as injuries?

FAQ: Does the FELA cover diseases due to working for the railroad as well as injuries? Answer: Yes, occupational diseases (cancers related to toxic exposures, asbestosis, mesothelioma, etc.) are recognized as injuries under the FELA and damages associated with those diseases are compensable under the FELA. Occupational diseases often appear long after exposure, so whether…

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What Types of Railroad Workers Can an Experienced Virginia-Based FELA Attorney Help?

 All types of railroad workers are covered by the provisions of FELA, the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, including

Brakemen
Clerks
Conductors
Electricians
Engineers
Firemen
Machine operators
Maintenance of way workers
Maintenance workers
Mechanics
Signalmen
Switchmen
Welders
Yardmasters
Other railroad workers

If you or a loved one fall under one of these categories and has suffered a serious injury while on the job, don’t hesitate to contact a Virginia (VA) FELA lawyer for a free, no-hassle consultation.
Learn more: As Virginia and Carolina attorneys specializing in FELA and railroad injury law, we offer hundreds of pages of information to help you learn your rights and recover compensation if you’ve been hurt on the job, riding trains or crossing rail tracks. You may find our list “What Not to Do After a Railroad Accident” especially helpful.

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What types of injuries will a Virginia (VA) railroad injury lawyer attempt to recover damages for?

Railroad work is inherently dangerous and has produced countless railroad accidents, injuries and illnesses in and around Virginia. Common VA railroad injuries include, but are not limited to

Back and neck injuries
Bone fractures
Burns
Cancer
Chemical and asbestos exposure
Crushing injuries
Diesel exhaust fume exposure
Electrocution
Exposure to toxic solvents
Hearing loss
Injuries due to heavy lifting
Knee injuries
Limb amputation
Mesothelioma
Repetitive motion disorders
Shoulder injuries
Slip and fall or trip and fall
Traumatic brain injury
Other injuries from heavy machinery

Learn more: As Virginia and Carolina attorneys specializing in FELA and railroad injury law, we offer hundreds of pages of information to help you learn your rights and recover compensation if you’ve been hurt on the job, riding trains or crossing rail tracks. You may find our list “What Not to Do After a Railroad Accident” especially helpful.

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