At some point in most people’s lives they feel unfairly treated at work. This could be because of long hours, difficult bosses, faulty or outdated equipment or unmanageable deadlines. Working in the railroad industry is no different, and these unfavorable conditions can lead to accidents and injuries to railroad workers.
Dangerous conditions commonly found in railroad work include:
– A reduced work force
– Bigger trains with smaller crews
– Old, poorly maintained equipment
– Time pressure
– Remotely operated locomotives
– Inexperienced coworkers
– Being on call 24/7
The railroad industry has a history of trying to take away or undermine the rights and protection its employees legally have. As a result, the FELA law was put into place to help workers make injury claims against the railroad industry so they do not just have to rely on general workers comp.
However, as soon as an employee is injured, the railroad’s risk management department and its lawyers start procedures against the worker. They try to find ways to save the company money by “proving” that they were not at fault for the accident, no matter what. The underhanded tricks and confusing processes that the railroad’s department can put you through are difficult to get out of without legal help of your own.
To protect your rights and your family’s security, it is important that you understand the railroad claims’ process and what your rights and are if you have been involved in an on-duty injury. We pride ourselves on our ability to assist injured workers at any time of the day or night. We understand the long hours of a railroad worker’s shift and know the importance of being able to contact your attorney when necessary.
If we take your case, it will be handled directly by one of our experienced attorneys who will be available throughout the legal process to update you on the progress of your case. We will offer advice and guide you step by step, and any final decision about accepting a settlement offer or proceeding to a jury trial is entirely up to you, our client.