Due to the size and speed of trains, railroad accidents can be catastrophic. These accidents include collisions between two trains, derailments, striking pedestrians, and the most popular, intersection accidents. Although conductor error contributes to some of these accidents, the main factor is due to insufficient or malfunctioning signals. Don’t let the railroad company intimidate you and make you believe your claim is unfounded. Call The Buckley Law Group to evaluate your case.
Are you or a loved one a railroad worker that was injured on the job? The Federal EmployeesLiability Act (FELA), Federal Safety Appliance Act (FSSA), and the Federal Locomotive InspectionAct (LIA) provide for recovery when railroad workers are injured on the job. Many common injuries as a railroad worker include:
- Spina cord injuries
- Head injuries
- Repetitive stress
- Cumulative trauma injuries
- Toxic exposure
- And more.
You may be able to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. The FELA states that all railroad “common carriers” engaging in commerce are liable for damages to any employee suffering injury or death, resulting in whole or part, from the negligence of the railroad’s personnel or by any defect in the railroad’s equipment. In other words, to be negligent, it must be proven that the railroad did not adequately provide a reasonably safe working environment. And even if the railroad is only partially responsible for your injury, you may still recover damages. Common causes of operator error include:
- Impairment by drugs or alcohol