Toxic Weedkiller Exposure
King Law Firm: Railroad Toxic Weedkiller Exposure Lawyers
Railroad workers are often exposed to dangerous chemicals. Track workers often use herbicides to kill weeds. This is one of the most common chemicals that can cause illness in railroad workers. Railroad workers exposed to glyphosate, a key ingredient in many of the weed killers, may develop serious health issues including cancer.
Railroad injury lawyers can assist you in seeking compensation from the responsible party, especially if you or someone you love has suffered serious illness from hazardous chemicals. An employer’s negligence or inattention should not lead to long-term health problems. For more information about your rights to compensation in a lawsuit against a railroad company for herbicides, consult a knowledgeable railroad injury lawyer.
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What are the Hazardous Chemicals Found in Herbicides?
Since 1974, Roundup has been a popular weed killer in the United States. There is evidence that exposure to large amounts of Roundup can lead to serious health problems. Regardless of whether it is ingested or inhaled, the glyphosate in the herbicide could be harmful to individuals. If a large amount of glyphosate is absorbed, it can have extremely dangerous effects.
In the event that you are suffering from severe health complications due to on-the-job exposure to dangerous chemicals, you may want to contact an attorney to learn more about the types of damages you may be able to recover in a weed-killer lawsuit.
How Can Herbicide Exposure Cause Health Complications?
Herbicide exposure has immediate and long-term effects. Short-term side effects may include vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and skin irritation. Extreme doses of the chemical can be fatal.
Glyphosate exposure is associated with severe birth defects and lifelong health conditions such as kidney disease, reproductive issues, and heart disease over the long run. Additionally, the substance is believed to be a carcinogen and has been associated with several forms of cancer.
In order to learn more about the dangers of glyphosate weed killers as well as how the severity of the harm might affect your damage award, you should speak to a dangerous chemicals attorney.
The Federal Employers Liability Act
Railroad employees are in a different position when it comes to collecting damages for exposure to weed killers than other employees. Due to the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, railroad workers are covered under FELA. The FELA allows railway employees to receive a monetary award if the railroad allowed them to be exposed to herbicides negligently.
First enacted in 1908, the FELA remains substantially unchanged to this day. A railroad worker’s on-the-job injury is treated similarly to worker’s compensation claims under the Act. An employee may have a valid FELA claim if the railroad was negligent in exposing him or her to herbicides or other harmful chemicals.
Although FELA claims are complicated, railroad injury attorneys can help injured claimants get compensation.
Our Railroad Injury Attorneys Can Help
Those who work on the railroad know that there will be risks on the job each and every day. Railroads, however, are obligated to take reasonable steps to ensure their employees are safe. Although railroads could have taken measures to limit exposure to their workers, they rarely did so. Railroad companies violate their duty to their employees when they expose them to harmful chemicals.
In some cases, a railroad cancer lawyer may be able to obtain compensation even if the railroad worker smoked cigarettes or had other risk factors for cancer. A railroad cancer injury lawyer can assist you with your claim if you have been injured due to herbicide exposure. To learn more about railroad weedkiller lawsuits and how you may be eligible for compensation, schedule a consultation today.
If you or a member of your family has been injured or diagnosed with a railroad related disease, Please contact one of the members of our team if you have any questions. Call (855) 205-9689 or fill out or short contact form.