Railroad work is very dangerous and unfortunately, many individuals are injured severely every year. Some injuries are immediate such as a broken back, burns or death. Other injuries can take several years to develop such as cancer from exposure to asbestos, benzene or other toxic chemicals. Under the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA), you have strong legal protection that allows you to recover financial assistance/compensation for your injuries.
Injuries Covered by Civil Law
There are an estimated 3,000 train accidents each year. Approximately 1,000 people die as a result of train accidents per year, and nearly every 2 weeks a train derailment causes a chemical spill leading to evacuations of local residents. The occurrence of train accidents has been escalating since 1997.
Rail accidents and/or incidents include:
- Train-train collisions
- Train-car collisions
- Train-person collisions
One of the hardest decisions is where to obtain the best medical treatment. Yet another difficult decision is how to cope with the medical bills and other expenses associated with your injury. We understand that this is a very difficult time for you and your family. We will work hard to make sure you are taken care of and that you obtain the compensation you deserve. Please contact us.
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