Chemical Exposure Lawyer

When a freight train carrying a hazardous load accidentally causes a toxic spill, the effects can not only be detrimental to the environment, but also to any passengers, bystanders, and train workers within close vicinity. At Farah & Farah, our chemical exposure lawyers understand the massive impact a toxic spill can have on a large number of people, and we want to help.

If you or a loved one have been exposed to a toxic spill due to a train accident, contact our train accident attorneys immediately to discuss your options. Let us support you during this trying time.

What to Expect From Our Toxic Spills Attorneys

At Farah & Farah, our toxic spill attorneys are dedicated to providing whatever you need to help you through this trying time. This includes:

  • Finding qualified medical professionals to treat and diagnose your injuries.
  • Investigating the site of the accident to gather evidence for your case.
  • Filing a FELA claim if you are a railroad worker who was injured as a result of the spill.
  • Filing any other paperwork necessary to receive the compensation you deserve.
  • Negotiating with any relevant parties to ensure the compensation is fair for your needs.
  • Giving you support and convenient counsel during a stressful time.

Ultimately, we want to help you take care of the legal legwork while you focus on healing, treatment, and recovery.

We Understand the Causes and Effects of Toxic Spills

Toxic spills from trains can happen due to a number of reasons:

  • A simple train accident may lead to hazardous cargo being compromised.
  • A derailment can cause catastrophic damage to any train cars carrying toxic materials.
  • Engineer error can be the underlying cause of such accidents.
  • Improper loading and securing of hazardous materials may result in leaks and spills.
  • Other negligent behavior.

When introduced to the environment, a number of these hazardous materials may cause serious health problems that may persist for years. This includes:

  • Respiratory damage, such as asthma, bronchitis, or emphysema
  • Damage to eyes, potentially leading to blindness
  • Severe chemical burns
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • An increased risk of cancer or other serious ailments in the future
  • Potential birth defects for any future offspring

We Can Help You File a FELA Claim

If you are a railroad worker who was affected by a toxic spill, you may be entitled to compensation through The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). FELA entitles you to compensation from your employers – but it does come with a couple of caveats:

  • A FELA claim puts the burden of proof solely in your hands requiring a comprehensive case arguing for compensation
  • A FELA claim is a lawsuit directly against your employer, which may cause additional stress and consideration.

At Farah & Farah, our FELA railroad injury lawyers can advise you on how best to proceed with the FELA process ensuring that we address all of your concerns along the way.

Contact Us Today

A toxic spill has the potential to affect your life for decades to come, potentially affecting your livelihood and future. If you or a loved one were affected by a toxic spill from a train, please contact Farah & Farah immediately to discuss your case. We can not only provide emotional support during this trying time, but help you formulate a strategy to secure your future. Contact us today and let us help you make a full recovery.