Railroad Accidents, Injuries & FELA
There are two categories of Railroad Injuries:
1. Individuals who work for the railroad are covered under FELA law (see our FELA / Railroad Worker Injury section below); and
2. Individuals who are in any accident or are injured but do not work for the railroad are covered by civil law (see our Train Railroad Accident section below).
FELA / Railroad Worker Injuries
Working as a railroad worker is very dangerous. Unfortunately, many individuals are injured severely every year. Fortunately, under the Federal Employer Liability Accidents (FELA) for these workers there are strong legal protections that allow them to recover financial assistance/compensation for their injuries.
Our website will provide you with information on various types of injuries that are covered. Some injuries are immediate such as a broken back, burns or death. Other injuries appear years after
working offshore such as cancer from exposure to asbestos, benzene or other toxic chemicals.
Train Railroad Accident & Injuries
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 up to evacuations of local residents. The occurrence of train accidents has been escalating since 1997. Train accidents happen for many reasons. Railroad crossings may be littered with debris and obstructed, mechanism failure, or simple human error can be at fault when a train derails or slams into a car.
Rail accidents and/or incidents include:
Whenever there is a train/railroad accident, serious personal injuries may result due to the extensive damage caused by train/railroad accidents.
If one is hurt it is important to take the right action as soon as possible. Our FAQ have a list of things to do including filling out an accident report, seeking medical treatment and not talking to anyone.
Persons who have been hurt and their families are under a lot of pressure and often have to make some difficult decisions. One of the hardest decisions is where to obtain the best medical treatment for their loved ones. Another is how to cope with the medical bills and other expenses associated with the 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 obtain the compensation you deserve. Please complete the form below.