The railroad industry is one of the most dangerous for its workers. Due to its tight regulation by Federal and State authorities, railroad litigation can be complicated and require attorneys experienced in these cases.
Railroad employees can also be exposed to harmful amounts of:
These and other harmful contaminants can cause pulmonary conditions and illnesses in railroad workers.
Additionally, Collisions between automobiles and trains at railroad crossings need to be thoroughly investigated, including whether the crossing bars were properly functioning and whether the conductor properly sounded warning horns.
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), the Federal Safety Appliance Act and the Locomotive Inspection Act give protection to employees injured during railroad work. At Coker Law, our experienced attorney can help make sure the law works like it was designed: to help injured railroad workers and other people injured by the railroad industry.