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Reviewing diesel exhaust exposure cancer claims on behalf of CSX railroad station and Oak Point Yard workers

Plaintiffs have alleged in recent toxic exposure lawsuits that CSX and other railroad companies failed to protect thousands of workers over the years, resulting in occupational cancer and lung disease cases

The Lyon Firm is reviewing diesel exhaust cancer claims on behalf of Oak Point Yard workers in New York who were made ill by diesel exhaust and other industrial toxins.

Many CSX rail workers have been diagnosed with serious conditions after years of exposure to asbestos, diesel fumes, solvents, fuels, welding fumes, silica, and creosote. Employers may be liable for these injuries, and have been named in numerous toxic exposure lawsuits. 

Damages in a railroad cancer lawsuit can be awarded to former workers that need help covering basic needs and costs that extend far into the future. Compensation may cover the following:

  • All related medical costs, including medications, surgeries, treatments, physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Special treatment costs not covered by standard insurance
  • Lost wages (past and current)
  • Future earnings
  • Pain and suffering compensation
  • Wrongful Death compensation

About Oak Point Yard

Still operating in Hunts Point, The Bronx, New York City, the Oak Point Yard is a freight railroad yard owned by CSX Transportation. The rail yard is a major base for CSX deliveries in the New York area, including to the Hunts Point Cooperative Market and for freight coordinated with the New York and Atlantic Railway at Fresh Pond Junction in Queens.

Our lawyers take pride in representing former rail workers. We believe the railroad is responsible for a large part of this country’s spirit and success, and workers deserve the best representation possible. We can take on large companies to fight for you and your legal rights. 

Call for a free and confidential consultation. We can discuss your situation, your case, and you can learn what this process looks like. It may seem daunting to file a lawsuit when you are already in the most difficult time of your life, but we are here to help. There is no financial obligation on your side as we take on all the financial risk. No out-of-pocket costs to you, we work on a contingency fee basis. 


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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.

Are Railroad Workers Cancer at High Risk?

Due to extensive toxic exposure, it is widely believed that workers in close contact with diesel engines, benzene and many other chemical inhalants are at high risk of lung disease. There are several cancers and illnesses associated with diesel exhaust exposure, in fact, including:

Former workers claim that CSX and other railroad companies failed to provide safety equipment, a safe workplace for employees, and may have failed to train employees about the health risks of diesel exhaust.

After a lung injury or cancer diagnosis, railroad employees may be entitled to compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).Workers’ compensation may also be considered. Oak Point Yard workers diagnosed with any cancer should contact a railroad cancer attorney at (513) 381-2333 to discuss legal action.

Why Hire The Lyon Firm?

The Lyon Firm has the experience and resources to accept difficult railroad cancer cases and help you obtain justice for the wrong you have suffered. We take pride in fighting for you and America’s workforce. Industries like the railroad have been responsible for the broad success of America, and we can’t afford to leave the workers behind when injured. 

Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced Toxic Exposure Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 20 years of experience and success representing former railroad employees and other plaintiffs in toxic exposure lawsuits. 

Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to help victims understand the process and to learn more why an occupational illness occurred. As a small firm, we take each case with care from start to finish. 

Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six-figure settlements and verdicts. View our Case Results page to learn more about the types of cases our firm handles. 

Contact Us to Pursue a Railroad Cancer Claim

Railroad cancer cases typically involve serious, life-threatening medical conditions that create substantial physical, emotional, and financial hardships for families. These claims may require legal action to fully resolve, and it is important to hire an attorney to get your the maximum payout possible. Rightful compensation can recover sizable settlements and can help pay for growing medical debts and other damages. 

Oak Point Yard Diesel Exposure FAQ

Can I File A Railroad Injury Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to any toxic material during your time of employment at CSX, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for a claim. 

Who Is Responsible For My Occupational Cancer?

Large railroad employers are legally responsible for educating, training, and protecting employees in high-risk work situations. If there is an OSHA safety violation or gross negligence that leads to illness or injury, the employer may be accountable. Contact our attorneys for a free case review. .

Is It Hard To Win a Railroad Cancer Case?

You have a good chance of settling your occupational diesel exposure illness claim. It will be necessary to link the occupational exposure to your specific injury, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm. 

How Can a Work Injury Lawyer Help Me?

Our legal team can assist by researching the law on your behalf, gathering medical documentation, tracing the source of your illness, formulating a strong legal strategy, and negotiating for the highest compensation possible. 

If you or a loved one need legal representation following an injury or illness, contact the Lyon Firm at (513) 381-2333.

Are there any risks in filing a lawsuit?

Our lawyers offer free consultations, and work on a contingency fee basis. This means that when we assess your case, we will only accept it if we believe in you and your claim.