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Top Amtrak & Railroad FELA Injury and Cancer Compensation Attorney

Lung cancer and other different malignancies such as Mesothelioma are often directly related to harmful synthetic compounds Amtrak employees have been exposed to during their work. For example, asbestos, sand dust (silica), coal dust, diesel vapor and fumes, and the exhaust from welding, solvents, and different materials can all be a cause of various types of cancer and especially lung cancer.

Amtrak employees (both retired railroad workers and those currently employed) as well as different specialists who are frequently working in close proximity to such substances have a higher degree of occurrence of various types of cancer, but especially lung cancer. The sad fact is that many of these cancers could have been prevented if proper, lawful precautions, and standards were observed and enforced by Amtrak authorities.
However, the negligence of Amtrak in these matters is well documented and those retired Amtrak employees and current Amtrak employees who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, other cancers, or injuries, can often recover compensation for their illness due to exposure.

Amtrak and rail roadSuch malignant growths are crippling and life changing ailments which can prompt physical, monetary, and family related devastation for retired and active employee Amtrak laborers and their loved ones. In such cases, you might be qualified for monetary compensation for your suffering, loss, and cancer. A legal case or claim can be opened and fought for through the court frameworks by Matt Dreesen to give equity and compensation to those harmed.

If you work for a railroad company such as Amtrak and suffer an on-the-job injury, in most cases you are not covered by worker’s compensation. Instead, you have to file a claim for compensation under a law called the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). FELA cases are quite different from no-fault worker’s compensation cases. In a FELA case the injured railroad worker is required to prove his injury was caused in whole or in part by an unsafe condition at the railroad. In many cases the railroads defend FELA cases by blaming the injured worker for causing his own injury. The law that applies to FELA cases is specialized and unique to that type of case. Matt Dreesen specializes in Amtrak cases dealing with the FELA. He has been successful for many Amtrak retirees and employees fighting lung cancer and other cancer or injury related Amtrak cases.

Matt Dreesen has the experience of having tried FELA cases since the early 1990s and we have obtained record results for our clients. If you were injured working for a railroad company such as Amtrak, railroad attorney Matt Dreesen in Chesterfield, MO has the experience and expertise to help you with your personal injury lawsuit. Matt has the successes in these areas to give you full confidence in his work.

Notable Results for Amtrak Railroad Retired Employees and Current Amtrak Employees:

  • Engineer v. Railroad $1,700,000 (non-operated back)
  • Engineer v. Railroad $750,000
  • Engineer v. Railroad $450,000 (cumulative trauma)
  • Lead Service Attendant v. Railroad $450,000
  • Sleeping Car Attendant v. Railroad $300,000
  • Lead Service Attendant v. Railroad $250,000
  • Chef v. Railroad $200,000

Matt Dreesen began his career with a prestigious St. Louis law firm, where he worked as a railroad defense lawyer. While working as a railroad defense law “insider,” he learned firsthand the strategies and tactics used by railroad companies and their lawyers to fight lawsuits and shoot holes in people’s claims.

Guided by his commitment to public safety, Matt left his job as a railroad defense lawyer and started his own law firm representing railroad workers and their families on FELA injury and wrongful death cases against the railroad as designated counsel for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.

Matt Dreesen Knows This Situation is Difficult

Because he has been through the process of helping Amtrak employees and retirees fight for the compensation they deserve, he knows the stress that illness and financial hardship can bring to individuals and families. He works hard to make sure your case goes as smoothly and as quickly as possible. He is a compassionate lawyer who will fight for your settlement.

Let's Discuss Getting the Compensation You Deserve

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us. Please also call us or email us before visiting to make sure that you will be served with our best services.

100 Chesterfield Business Pkwy 2nd Floor,
​Chesterfield, MO 63005

+1-636-888-5878 
mdreesen@dreesenlaw.com