Irsquom Sick From Exposure to Solvents on the Railroad What Should I Do

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I'm Sick From Exposure to Solvents on the Railroad. What Should I Do?

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If you have developed an occupational illness due to exposure to solvents during your work on the railroad then you may be entitled to damages for your injuries. If your employer was negligent in limiting your exposure to solvents or providing you with protective equipment to limit your exposure to solvents then you may be entitled to damages pursuant to the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).

FELA damages can include compensation for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, any impairment to your future ability to earn an income, and other expenses. Any railroad-related occupational illness—including illness caused by solvent exposure—may be compensable, just as a sudden injury that was caused by negligence is compensable.

In order to recover damages it is important to contact an experienced New Jersey or New York railroad-injury lawyer who can advise you about the damages to which you may be entitled and who can fight hard for your just recovery.