Railroad Worker Injuries
Working in a dangerous industry like railroads means that the corporations that employ these workers must pay extra care to worker safety. If the railroad company compromises on worker safety and injuries occur, the company is liable.
Railroad workers are at a higher risk than most of facing the possibility of injury on the job. This is mainly because of the dangerous nature of railroad work with heavy machinery, live electric train tracks, and fast moving trains. If you or a loved one suffers an injury whilst working in the railroad industry then you could consider taking legal action.
In a 10 year period over 1,000 railroad workers were killed on the job.
Federal Employers Liability Act
The FELA was put in place to ensure railroad workers have rights and protections. For example, railroad companies have to enforce safety regulations, provide workers with training and supervision, and not to put unreasonable demands on the workers. If a company fails to comply with the FELA and an employee is injured then that employee can make a claim.
Over ¾ of fatal work injuries in railroading occurred on railway lines, railway yards, or similar locations.
Railroad Injury Claims
If an injured employee makes a FELA claim, and it is successful, then the worker can get compensation for their injury in terms of lost wages, pain and medical treatment costs. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured in a railroad accident you should consider seeking legal help to ensure that your claim is successful and that you get the compensation you deserve.
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