Railroad Injury Lawyer
Our railroad injury lawyer represents victims of train crashes, common railroad worker injuries, and those needing to file a FELA claim; we service the Houston, Galveston, Baytown, Beaumont, Dickinson, and League City, Texas areas, call our attorney at 713-829-4317 to get your legal questions answered. At the Pascoe Law Firm, our railroad accident attorney fights to protect the rights of injured railroad workers in Texas and beyond including those working on the railroad, building or repairing tracks, maintaining trains, or the handling cargo. Working on rails has always been a hazardous job. In recognition of the dangers, injured railroad employees are granted special protection under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Despite the specific rights mandated under FELA, we know that railway workers often encounter obstacles to medical coverage and rightful compensation. Our railroad accident attorney represents railroad workers in Galveston, Houston, and throughout Texas and the nation.
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 & Railroad Accident
- 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 Accident & Railroad Injury
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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