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Railroad Worker Injuries

The Federal Employers' Liability Act ("FELA") was enacted by Congress in 1908 to address the growing number of work-related injuries in the railroad industry. Like other industrial safety statutes, the FELA was an attempt to require the railroad industry to bear the costs for the inevitable deaths and injuries of employees--the "human overhead" of business.


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Railroads: Dangerous Work

Railroad injuryEven today, the railroad industry is regarded as one of the most dangerous industries in the country. But not all railroad related deaths and injuries however, are due to train accidents and derailments.

Every year, hundreds of railroad employees are diagnosed with lung-related illnesses as a result of their occupational exposure to numerous harmful materials and substances.

Years of regular, unprotected exposure to asbestos, chemicals, PCBs, diesel fumes, rail dust and dust particulates, cleaning agents, and various other harmful contaminate substances often results in a variety of pulmonary conditions and illnesses. These illnesses can be debilitating, progressive and often untreatable.

If you are a railroad worker and have been injured as a result being exposed to hazardous conditions you may qualify for damages.

Railroad Worker Injury Legal Help

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed, or had your health affected while working for a railroad, please click the link below to send your story to a lawyer who will review your claim at no cost or obligation.
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Nebraska Man Injured in Train Car Accident
Nebraska Man Injured in Train Car Accident
January 14, 2011
An Omaha, Nebraska man was recently injured in a train car accident when he became stuck between a guardrail and the car at the MidAmerican power plant in Iowa, the Omaha World-Herald reports. READ MORE

Feds Continue to Probe Fatal Train Accident
Feds Continue to Probe Fatal Train Accident
July 16, 2010
A federal investigation continues into a March train accident that claimed the life of a railroad worker. READ MORE

Video May Reveal Who Is at Fault in Michigan Train Accident
Video May Reveal Who Is at Fault in Michigan Train Accident
May 15, 2010
Police are still hoping to determine who is to blame for a recent train accident that injured four people, including children. They have requested that any video footage taken from the locomotive be turned over to the authorities. READ MORE


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