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Railroad Worker Injuries

Railroad workers are protected by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), which states that they should receive medical care and other benefits when they suffer on-the-job injuries. However, getting the benefits you deserve can be a challenge. If you are injured while working for a railroad company and wish to pursue a claim, it is best to speak with a lawyer about filing a FELA claim before talking to a representative from the railroad.  

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Workplace Accidents And Ballast Injuries

While working on railroads, workers can be exposed to a number of dangerous materials, including asbestos and lead, and put at risk for serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and broken bones. Additionally, railroad workers are consistently exposed to ballast, the coarse gravel or rock that forms a railroad bed. Due to consistent exposure, workers risk injuries from slipping and falling on loose ballast or can develop injuries over a period of time from constant walking on it.

Compensation for Railroad Injuries

In the worst railroad injury cases, railroad workers suffer catastrophic injuries such as burns, amputations, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. If you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury, you may need significant medical care as well as wage replacement benefits. We can help you determine the cost of your current and future losses.

In addition to accidents causing injuries, many railroad workers suffer cumulative trauma injuries, which are caused by repetitive stress on muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Activities such as loading and unloading cargo, lifting and carrying heavy materials, pulling a lever, or walking on uneven surfaces can cause injuries such as:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Ruptured discs
  • Shoulder injuries and torn rotator cuffs
  • Elbow injuries
  • Hand injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Lung injuries from smoke or dust
  • Ankle and knee injuries
  • Whole body vibration injuries
  • Exposure to toxins

Cumulative trauma injuries can cause temporary or permanent disabilities. Our attorneys can help you get the FELA benefits you need to cover your losses.

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