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Diesel Exhaust Exposure

Amtrak Injury Lawyer With Nationwide Success
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Railroad Cancer Lawyers

Investigating injuries and diesel toxic exposure cancer claims on behalf of Sunnyside Yard workers in New York

Former workers have reported for years that Amtrak and other railroad companies have failed to protect them, failed to provide the proper safety equipment, and failed to warn them of the risks of diesel exhaust exposure, resulting in serious lung diseases and occupational cancer cases

Our legal team is investigating diesel exhaust injury claims for railroad workers nationwide. Many Amtrak workers, some at Sunnyside Yard in Queens, New York City, have been regularly exposed to toxins that dramatically raise the risk of later developing occupational lung diseases and cancers. 

Due to poor ventilation and the constant barrage of industrial toxins at the workplace, many Sunnyside Yard workers have been diagnosed with workplace-related illnesses years after employment. 

Railroad workers at Amtrak have historically been exposed to diesel, benzene, asbestos, solvents, welding fumes, silica, and creosote, which can possibly cause cancer. Employers may be liable for such injuries that result from worksite exposure.

New York Amtrak workers that have suffered from a diesel-linked cancer may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact a toxic exposure lawyer at (513) 381-2333 to begin reviewing your case. Free consultations with our attorneys. 

What Can I Recover in a Railroad Cancer Lawsuit?

Compensation can be extensive and may cover a broad list of related losses and damages. Victims, for example, may not be able to work for the rest of their lives due to a permanent injury or illness. A settlement can provide these workers and their families with lost future earnings. 

Other damages can cover medical costs that are not covered by your insurance, as well as any related therapy, surgery, treatment or medication that you require. The Lyon Firm fights to gain you the maximum payout to improve the quality of your life, and to cope with growing medical bills. 

We believe very strongly that rail workers around the country have contributed to the broad success of America. For any corporate entity to leave injured rail workers behind is unthinkable. There is no shame for injured workers to take legal action. There is also no risk for you, as our firm takes on all the financial risk, and you will pay nothing out-of-pocket. We take cases we think are viable, and we only get paid if we can negotiate a good settlement on your behalf. 

Amtrak has been an American icon for a long time, and we take pride in representing Amtrak workers in any workplace injury claim. Call now for a free consult, and to learn more about your options. 


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

Is My Cancer Linked to Diesel Exposure?

A number of cancers and conditions are associated with long-term diesel exhaust exposure. Diesel exhaust can raise the risk of strokes, heart disease, and the following illnesses:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Emphysema
  • RADS (Reactive Airways Dysfunction Syndrome)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis 

Plaintiffs allege that workers at Amtrak’s Sunnyside Yard were not properly trained on the health risks of diesel fumes, and the company may have failed to provide a safe workplace for employees. 

Amtrak employees may be entitled to compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) following an injury that prohibits them from working for long periods of time. Workers’ compensation may also be considered by those unable to work. Those who have been impacted in New York and across the nation should contact a railroad cancer attorney at (513) 381-2333.

Contact Us to Begin Filing Your Sunnyside Injury Claim 

Railroad injury cases usually involve serious, life-altering medical conditions that create substantial physical, emotional, and financial hardships for the worker and their families. These claims may require legal action, and it is important to file as soon as a diagnosis is made. 

If you or a loved one were exposed to toxic chemicals while working at Sunnyside Yard or another New York City Amtrak station, and have since developed a serious illness, contact the Lyon Firm at (513) 381-2333

Why Hire The Lyon Firm?

Our toxic exposure lawyers have the experience, resources, and dedication to take on complex railroad injury cases. We take pride in helping our clients obtain justice for the wrong they have suffered, and seek the maximum settlement possible. 

Joe Lyon has 19 years of experience and success, and represents individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states. Mr. Lyon works with experts nationwide to help individuals understand why an occupational injury occurred, and fights to ensure employers do more to protect their workers. 

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning and economics to successfully represent Plaintiffs in their quest to reach rightful compensation. 

Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six-figure results in toxic exposure cases. View our Case Results page to learn more about the types of cases our firm has handled. 

Amtrak Diesel Exposure FAQ

Do I have an Amtrak Injury Claim?

If you were exposed to any chemical or toxic material at your workplace, and have been injured or developed cancer, you are likely to qualify for compensation. Claims should be filed as soon as you get a documented diagnosis as there are statutes of limitations. 

Who Is Responsible For My Sunnyside Yard Injury?

Your employer has a duty to train you and to properly maintain all safety equipment in any high-risk work setting. Rail yards have always been full of industrial toxic materials like asbestos, diesel, benzene, creosote, asphalt, silica and others. Any heavy exposure should have been prevented. 

How Will The Lyon Firm Help Me?

After you commit, our legal team will perform all of the important tasks related to your lawsuit, such as: researching the state law on your behalf, gathering medical documentation, tracing the source of your medical condition, formulating a strong legal strategy, and negotiating for the highest compensation available in your home state. When you are ready for your free consultation, contact the Lyon Firm at (513) 381-2333 to get started on your claim.