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Diesel Exhaust Exposure

Representing Fresno BNSF Calwa Yard Workers
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Railroad Cancer Lawyers

Investigating diesel exhaust exposure cancer claims on behalf of former Calwa Yard BNSF railroad workers 

After a long and prosperous history — one that boasts of industrial success — the American railroad has discovered that many of their past employees were exposed to huge amounts of hazardous materials, and are being diagnosed with cancer in large clusters. BNSF and other employers are now paying out workplace injury claims to former workers who are later diagnosed with cancer or a related lung disease.

The Lyon Firm is currently investigating personal injury claims made by former Calwa Yard workers in California. Former staff and their loved ones have settled with their former employers, and many other individuals are sickened every year. 

Therefore, our legal team is reviewing all new diesel exhaust injury claims for railroad workers in California and nationwide. Former Calwa Yard staff have reported exposure to diesel fumes, solvents, fuels, welding fumes, silica, and creosote. 

Fresno, California Calwa Yard workers may later discover that a terrible illness is directly the result of an unsafe workplace. Contact a toxic exposure lawyer at (513) 381-2333 to begin the process of settling your rail yard injury claims.

Each railroad cancer lawsuit is different and it is important to hire an attorney that has proven success in settling your injury claims. These cases are complex and require industry experts to build the strongest case possible. 


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Was My Illness Caused By Diesel Exhaust?

If you worked at a rail yard for some time, it is likely that you were exposed to many chemicals and toxins. There are several illnesses and cancers that are thought to be directly linked to toxic railroad diesel exposure, including the following conditions:

  • 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 

Former BNSF and Calwa Yard workers who are injured on the job, or are later diagnosed with an occupational lung disease may be protected under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Former California railroad workers have also been successful in filing Workers’ compensation claims, but it may be best to file a personal injury lawsuit to gain the most compensation possible in your situation. For a free consultation you may contact a railroad cancer attorney at (513) 381-2333.

Which Calwa Workers Are at Risk?

Almost any former rail yard worker in America is at risk of developing a workplace cancer after years of exposure. It is safe to say that if you had regular contact with asbestos, silica, creosote, welding equipment or were exposed to diesel fumes on a daily basis, you are at risk. 

The highest health risk in the railroad industry would be working day after day in a poorly ventilated workshop or roundhouse. Many railroad mechanics and machinists were cramped in small areas surrounded by toxins with diesel engines running around them. 

Other staff at risk may include conductors, engineers, brakemen, signal operators and any other worker in the vicinity that inhaled diesel exhaust on a regular basis. 

Why Hire The Lyon Firm?

As a small firm, we work closely with our clients from start to finish. We offer free consultations to individuals and families who need help financially. These cases can be complicated but all you need to do is provide your work history and medical records and we can begin our investigation. 

We have twenty years of experience in litigating toxic exposure and workplace injury cases. We have the resources and the experience to get you the maximum payout available. 

Strong Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six-figure settlements for toxic exposure plaintiffs. View our Case Results page to learn more about our legal team and our specific settlements. 

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Why Do I need to File a Lawsuit?

Rightful compensation for plaintiffs can recover sizable settlements and can help pay for medical expenses, long-term disability, rehabilitation, pain and suffering and lost wages. 

By taking legal action, you will not only come out with more comfortable financial situation, but you will be holding a negligent employer accountable for the harms they caused. Many former employees feel much more at peace after they get the justice they deserve. 


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Calwa Yard Diesel Exposure FAQ

Who Is Responsible For my railroad Injury?

Your direct employer may be liable for any injury that occurs at the workplace if they failed to properly protect workers up to OSHA standards. Many workers have reported that they were exposed to diesel every day for many years. They were never told that could have been hazardous to the health, and were never given the proper training and safety gear. 

Is It Hard To Win a Railroad Cancer Case?

The success rates of settlements are high in toxic exposure cases if you can prove you worked closely with known carcinogens for a long period of time, and have a confirmed occupational disease diagnosed. 

How Does a Railroad Cancer Lawyer Help?

Our team of lawyers will assume all necessary tasks, build a strong case, hire all the required experts, investigate a specific injury, and negotiate with large corporations on your behalf. 

Can I File A Lawsuit if i don’t have cancer?

If you were injured at a rail yard, or you were regularly exposed to toxins at your workplace, and have been diagnosed with a related illness, you can file a claim. 

Cancer claims generally are more valuable due to the severity of the illness and the medical costs associated with cancer treatments, but other claims can also be filed. 

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