The team at Coker Law is working together to ensure that our valued staff, clients and families are following all recommendations provided by our local, state and national leadership. We know this is a stressful time with many changes occurring, so we want to reassure you Coker Law is taking every measure to ensure the welfare of our staff and the continuity of our service to our clients.

We are communicating with the courts to reschedule any postponed proceedings and will be pro-active in informing our clients of those new dates. Our office is now open during normal business hours and we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and visitors. If you would like to meet with one of our attorneys in person we can provide masks, gloves and hand sanitizer upon request. Also be assured that every staff member is sanitizing their work space each day and common areas are sanitized after each use. We are also monitoring staff temperatures daily. We remain available by phone and videoconference if you prefer. Your safety and well being is always our top priority.

Our thoughts are with all those impacted by the Coronavirus, and we wish to express our utmost gratitude to the healthcare professionals working tirelessly to care for our community

Railroad Cases

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:

  • Asbestos
  • Chemicals
  • PCBs
  • Diesel fumes
  • Rail dust and particulates
  • Cleaning agents

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 attorneys can help make sure the law works like it was designed: to help injured railroad workers and other people injured by the railroad industry. To speak with a Coker Law attorney or for more information, call (904) 356-6071 or click here to schedule a free consultation.