Every occupation comes with risks, and that is certainly true for the railroad industry. However, many people do not think of lung diseases when they think of railroad worker injuries or illnesses. At Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp, our team is here to help if you need a Virginia railroad worker lung cancer attorney by your side. Any individual who sustains a serious illness caused by workplace exposure should be entitled to compensation for their losses. We want to make sure that happens.
Why Choose Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp for Your Case?
- At Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp, we have a thorough understanding of how to investigate complex work injury and illness claims.
- We have more than 75 years of legal experience, and our team handles only personal injury law claims. This gives us an advantage when it comes to understanding the best steps forward for our clients.
- We take Virginia railroad worker illness claims on a contingency fee basis. This means the clients will not have to worry about paying any legal fees until we successfully recover the compensation they need.
Our team has extensive experience recovering compensation for those who sustain damages as a result of railroad work. This includes a $5 million wrongful death award for a Norfolk Southern worker who died from asbestos exposure.
How Will an Attorney Help Railroad Workers With Lung Cancers?
An attorney is going to be necessary for these claims in order to prove that the lung cancer was caused by the railroad employee’s workplace. Unfortunately, pinpointing lung cancer to the workplace is challenging. An attorney will conduct a complete investigation into the worker’s history to determine what type of exposure they had to chemicals or particulates that could cause lung cancer.
An attorney will also ensure their client is evaluated by trusted medical professionals who can assist with linking the workplace exposure to the current cancer illness. Using all of this information, an attorney will vigorously negotiate with insurance carriers and the train company to recover fair compensation for their client.
What Causes Railroad Worker Lung Cancer?
Occupational exposure to carcinogens is a primary risk factor for cancer among railroad personnel. Unfortunately, there are various types of chemicals and particulates that workers can be exposed to that cause lung cancers. This includes diesel fumes, hazardous dusts, asbestos, granite dust, crystalline silica, “ballast rock,” cleaning solvents, herbicides, and more.
There are various types of lung diseases and lung cancers that railroad workers can suffer from. This includes the most well-known, which is mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. Workers can also suffer from other types of lung cancers, as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), work-related asthma, laryngeal cancer, interstitial lung disease, mixed dust lung disease, silicosis, and more.
Call a Virginia Railroad Worker Lung Cancer Attorney Today
If you or somebody you love has been diagnosed with lung cancer after working in the railroad industry, reach out to the team at Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp for help as soon as possible. We have the resources necessary to handle every aspect of these complex claims. Our goal is to investigate the cause of the illness so we can secure full compensation on behalf of a railroad worker. This includes coverage of all medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life compensation, and possibly even lost wages if the worker is still on the job. When you need a Virginia railroad worker lung cancer attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by filling out the contact form below or calling us at (833) 997-1774.