Common Railroad Accident Injuries
Railroad occupations are often dangerous, and railroad accidents can result in severe injuries that can end a worker’s career and impact his or her quality of life.
If you were injured or a family member was killed in a railroad accident caused by defective equipment, railroad company negligence or a co-worker’s carelessness, Houston railroad injury attorney Tony Malley may be able to help you seek financial compensation through a claim for Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) benefits. Mr. Malley is proud to advocate on behalf of injured railroad workers, and he has helped numerous railroad workers and their families seek the FELA benefits they need.
Dangers of Railroad Work
Railroad workers are exposed to a number of occupational hazards, from toxic materials to dangerous mechanical equipment to cumulative trauma that can cause repetitive-stress injuries.
As opposed to other workers, however, railroad employees are not covered under Workers’ Compensation when they suffer job-related injuries. Instead, injured workers or the family members of those who died in railroad accidents must pursue compensation through the court system and a claim for FELA benefits. FELA is a federal law that was passed in 1908 and allows railroad personnel to recover monetary compensation for workplace injuries caused by faulty equipment, the negligence of the employing railroad company or the recklessness of a co-worker.
Railroad Accident Injuries
All too often, railroad accidents result in life-altering injuries or death. Common railroad accident injuries include:
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss-of-limb/amputation injuries
- Fractured bones
- Illnesses related to hazardous material exposure
If you were hurt or a loved one was killed in a work-related railroad accident, please contact the Malley Law Firm for your free case consultation. Mr. Malley welcomes clients from the Houston and Beaumont, Texas, areas and nationwide.