FELA and How It Relates to You

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The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) differs from worker’s compensation. It is a law designed to protect railway workers in the United States. The act protects workers by setting certain minimum standards for railroad workplace safety. It also provides a system for compensating injured railroad workers for their injuries. Under the FELA law, an injured… Read more »

Getting Familiar With Railroad Laws That Apply to You

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Railroad employees put their lives on the line daily to ensure that America’s trains run on time. But what many people do not realize is that these workers face several dangers while on the job. They are exposed to toxic chemicals, dangerous equipment, and high-voltage electricity.  In addition, they work in a fast-paced environment with… Read more »

Common Railroad Injuries and How an Attorney Can Help

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Injuries from working on the railroad are very common. Railroad injuries also tend to be more severe than other workplace accidents. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees of railroads are twice as likely to be killed on the job as any other American worker because of the severity of railroad injuries. The important… Read more »

What To Look For in Your Railroad Injury Attorney

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If you have been injured while working for the railroad, you may need the services of a railroad injury attorney. But what should you be looking for, and who should you hire? You do not want to choose just any attorney. Instead, you need someone who is experienced in railroad case settlements. Other types of… Read more »

Commuter train spokesman suggests way to avoid railroad accidents

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On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. Many railroad systems, including some in Connecticut, are constructed in such ways that tracks (and trains) exist and travel in suburban areas. In fact, a commuter system in another state has at least four sets of tracks that carry approximately… Read more »

Connecticut railroad worker injuries leave questions unanswered

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On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. A Connecticut state representative publicly expressed his frustration recently, following a train collision. Several railroad worker injuries occurred, and the senator seemed to suggest that he was upset at the way the railroad company tried to downplay the issue…. Read more »

Would safety equipment have prevented railroad accidents?

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On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. Traveling by train or working on a Connecticut railroad is part of many residents’ lifestyles. Sadly, several serious railroad accidents have taken place throughout the nation in recent months that have caused many passengers and workers to question whether immediate safety upgrades… Read more »

Fatal railroad worker injuries after switching mishap

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On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Thursday, April 12, 2018. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is currently investigating a recent incident that resulted in tragedy on a railroad line in another state. Connecticut has been the scene of fatal railroad worker injuries like this in the past. The OSHA investigation… Read more »

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