Hazards that Railroad Employees Face

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The railroad industry demands strict adherence to safety protocols to mitigate many risks for their employees. However, despite best efforts, the nature of the work inherently involves significant dangers. Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law, a firm with deep roots in railroad injury law, stands ready to support workers and their families in understanding… Read more »

Legal Options for Railroad Worker Head Injuries

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Railroad workers are the backbone of our transportation systems, keeping goods and people moving across the country. Yet, their work is inherently dangerous. From moving trains and heavy equipment to hazardous materials and unpredictable weather, railroad workers navigate a minefield of potential risks every day. If you work on the railroad, understanding these hazards is… Read more »

Economic and Non-Economic Damages in a FELA Claim

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Even with safety measures, serious injuries and tragic accidents are a constant risk for rail workers. Fortunately, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was created to protect railroad employees injured on the job. An injured worker covered by FELA has the right to seek financial compensation, known as damages, from their employer. For insights into… Read more »

What Measures Can Workers Take When Reporting A Railroad Injury?

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When a worker suffers a railroad injury on the job, the steps taken immediately following the incident are crucial to ensuring their rights are protected. Understanding the proper procedures and legal options can significantly impact the outcomes of potential claims. At Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law, we have dedicated over four decades to… Read more »

That Railroad Investigation Letter Might be a Violation of Your Rights

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Railroad workers put themselves at risk every day on the job to keep America’s transportation system running smoothly. Unfortunately, injuries do happen. After a railroad accident, the injured worker may receive a letter from the railroad company asking them to participate in an investigation. This letter could have some serious consequences and a worker should… Read more »

FRA? FELA? A Pocket Guide to Railroad Acronyms

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Understanding the laws and regulations governing railroad safety and employee rights is crucial, especially if you’ve been injured on the job. This guide will help you decipher some of the most important railroad acronyms. FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) stands as the authoritative regulatory body charged with overseeing and enforcing safety… Read more »

The Fatal Consequences of Railroad Retaliation

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Railroad workers put in long hours in an inherently dangerous profession. Sadly, injuries on the job are a real risk. If you’re a railroad worker who has suffered an on-the-job injury, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) protects your right to seek compensation. Unfortunately, some railroad companies engage in illegal retaliatory behavior instead of supporting… Read more »

How To Deal With Railroad Claim Agents

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Railroad claim agents are insurance adjusters, working on behalf of the railroad company to evaluate and ultimately minimize the company’s financial responsibility for your injury. They are trained in negotiation tactics and have extensive knowledge of railroad accidents. Their goal is to lead you into making statements or signing documents that weaken your case or… Read more »

Remote Control Train Operations: What You Should Know

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In an era where technology continually reshapes our lives, the realm of rail transportation is not left behind. Remote control train operations (RCTO) have emerged as a groundbreaking development in the railroad industry.  This sophisticated mechanism allows for the remote operation of trains, enhancing efficiency and safety in rail transport. As individuals or entities involved… Read more »

FRA Data on On-Duty Railroad Injuries and Locations

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In the complex and dynamic world of railroad operations, safety remains a paramount concern. Recent data from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) sheds light on the prevalence and locations of on-duty railroad injuries. This insight is crucial not only for industry stakeholders but also for individuals affected by these incidents. Understanding the nature and frequency… Read more »

  • $10.8 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Conductor wrongful death case. (Avery v. Metro-North RR).
  • $8 Million settlement for an Amtrak Trackman who sustained a crushed leg. (Cevasco v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.).
  • $7 Million settlement for a Metro-North Foreman whose legs were amputated. (Renert v. Metro-North RR).
  • $5.8 Million settlement for an Amtrak Conductor who sustained a head injury. (Fitzpatrick v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.).
  • $5.5 Million settlement for a Metro-North Machinist wrongful death case. (Pieger v. Metro-North RR).
  • $4.3 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Conductor wrongful death case. (Ard v. Metro-North RR)
  • $2.57 Million Verdict for an Amtrak Conductor who sustained a back injury. (Pace v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.).
  • $2.5 Million Settlement for a Metro-North employee who sustained a serious head injury.
  • Settled for a Confidential Sum for a Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company Trackman wrongful death case. (Macaulay v. Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company.)
  • $6.250 Million Verdict in 2023 which was later reduced to $2.1 Million for a Metro-North Structural Welder/Ironworker who sustained head and neck injuries and has returned to work. (Torres v. Metro-North RR).
  • $2 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Lineman who sustained an electrical burn (Curly v. Metro-North RR).
  • $2 Million Settlement in 2020 for a Providence & Worcester Railroad Company Conductor who sustained a serious head injury and returned to work for another RR as an Engineer. (Scarpa v. Providence & Worcester Railroad Company.)
  • $2 Million Settlement for a Metro-North Conductor who sustained a fractured leg.
    Settled for a Confidential Sum in 2019 an Amtrak Lineman involving an electrocution causing a permanent occupational disability. (Anderson v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.).
  • $1.85 Million Verdict for an Amtrak Ticket Agent who was assaulted. (Schneider v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.)
  • Compensatory and punitive damages Verdicts and subsequently settled for $1.8 Million in 2023 for a Metro-North
  • Conductor who suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. (Moran v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority).
  • $1.69 Million Settlement for an Amtrak Supervisor who was shot by an employee. (Cornelius v. National Railroad Passenger Corp.)
  • $1.65 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Lineman who sustained foot and ankle injuries. (Keating v. Metro-North RR).
  • $1.65 Million Verdict for a Metro-North TA Employee who sustained an Open Tibia Fracture to his left leg. (Rivera v. Metro-North RR).
  • $1.54 Million Verdict for an Amtrak General Foreman who sustained a herniated disc in his lower back. (Brady v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation).
  • $1.45 Million Verdict for a Construction Worker who sustained a left hip injury. (Quintiliani v. National Railroad Passenger Corporation).
  • $1.42 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Machinist who sustained a fractured rib and a herniated disc. (Hall v. Metro-North RR).
  • $1.4 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Mechanical Gang Foreman who sustained burns from an explosion of steam on an engine. (Berry v. Metro-North RR).
  • $1.4 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Carpenter Foreman who sustained a back injury. (Kendall v. Metro-North RR).
  • $1.3 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Signal Trainee Maintainer who sustained a back injury from a slip and fall. (Moran v. Metro-North RR).
  • $1.2 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Signal Maintainer who sustained a back injury and post-concussion syndrome. (Manes v. Metro-North RR).
  • $1.2 Million Verdict for a Metro-North Trackman who sustained crushed legs. (Murillo v. Metro-North RR).
  • $1 Million Settlement for a Metro-North Trackman who sustained burns from pot welding and subsequently returned to work. (Burke v. Metro-North RR).

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