Occupational Exposure Lawyers

Occupational exposure is a more comprehensive problem than simple exposure to chemicals or bad air. The term applies to exposure to ongoing conditions as well, such as the vibration of a train, the shaking caused by tools, and the noise levels on a train or in shops. Occupational exposure also includes repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel and repetitive motions that lead to back, shoulder and other injuries.

Many occupational exposure conditions take years to develop, often not manifesting until after retirement. Evidence of the asbestos dust from working around air brakes appears in your cells, or solvents used in car shops appear in blood samples, or the silica expelled from electric sanders appears in images of the lungs. It is important to understand that victims of occupational exposure still have rights to recovery, even though the railroad may no longer employ you.

An occupational disease is considered a legitimate occupational injury. But it is necessary to show that the disease was caused by employer negligence. Bremseth Law Firm brings a powerful focus to injuries resulting from all types of occupational exposure, and is a pioneer in the area of whole body vibration injuries.

On-The-Job Health Problems

This is a partial list of occupational diseases known to occur in railroad workers:

  • Asbestos exposure
  • Asthma (occupational)
  • Chemical exposure-caused illnesses
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    (COPD)
  • Dermatological conditions, rashes and eczema
  • Elevated levels of lead in the blood
  • Hearing loss
  • Heart attacks and strokes
  • Infections
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma/asbestosis
  • Noise exposure
  • Noxious air problems
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Pulmonary thrombosis
  • Psychological disorders caused by the job
  • Reactive airway dysfunction syndrome (RADS)
  • Skin cancer
  • Toxic inhalation
  • Vision loss

When you bring a claim to pay for the suffering you face every day because of an accident occurring on a train or in the rail yards or just working on the railroad's behalf, you might expect sympathy and a helpful hand. You will find that railroad lawyers do not care how badly injured you are or what your life is like. They are there to protect the railroad, period.

That's why you need a law firm able to go toe to toe against these very capable lawyers. It is your right under the law to ask for justice. Call Bremseth Law Firm in Minnetonka, Minnesota, at 952-475-2800. Tell our occupational exposure attorneys your story. Learn how, working together, we can make your wrong into right.