Railroad workers are not limited to recover damages just for one-time traumatic injuries. The federal laws that apply to railroads also allow workers to recover damages for injuries that result from exposure to occupational conditions such as toxic chemicals, repetitive motions (e.g. carpal tunnel), asbestos fibers, and excessive noise.
It is crucial to keep in mind that a three-year statute of limitations applies to such occupational injury claims. That is, unless you take steps to protect your rights within three years of the date you knew or should have known you have a diagnosed medical condition that is causally related to your railroad work, you will lose your right to recover any damages at all.
If you believe you may have an occupationally related injury or condition it is imperative that you contact us at 800-576-0515 to discuss how best to protect your rights. If you or your co-workers need more information regarding any occupational conditions, we can schedule an informational seminar near your place of work to discuss your concerns.