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Railroad Injury Lawyer
Working on the railroad is a dangerous profession and have a high risk and rate of injury associated with the occupation. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012 the fatality rate for railroad workers is over double of all other work related deaths for the period of January to November. Additionally, in 2012 there were 3,583 injury cases involving employees and 15 deaths of railroad workers. These numbers are shocking when one looks at the size of the railroad industry. The railroad industry only employees around 300,000 workers and these numbers suggest that there is a high risk of injury for a relatively small industry compared to other industrial professions.
Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
Common Causes of A Railroad Injury and Railroad Accidents
- Train crashes and falls from trains,
- Fires and burns working around diesel engines,
- Slip and fall injuries- such as slipping on ballast while fixing rails,
- Back injuries from lifting,
- Carpal tunnel syndrome from hammering rail spikes,
- Whole body vibration syndrome from riding on rail-cars,
- Illness from exposure to creosote in rail ties, and
- Toxic freight spills.
Lawyer for Railroad Accidents and Railroad Injuries
Railroad Injury - Research and Reports - Galveston County / League City
Federal Railroad Safety Administration- One Year Accident / Incident Overview
Compensating Injured Railroad Workers Under the Federal Employer's Liability Act
Federal Employee Liability Act
Overview of FELA
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