If you or your loved one were seriously injured in a railroad accident, what are some of the things you think you would need most in order to recover as fully as possible? Connecticut railroad accidents often result in fatalities, and those who survive may suffer loss of limbs, bone fractures, brain trauma, spinal injuries and more. Many such injuries require emergency surgeries and long-term follow-up care.
The railroad system does not provide traditional workers’ compensation when employees suffer injuries on the job. Instead, the Federal Employers Liability Act enables workers to file personal injury claims against employers, based upon evidence of negligence. FELA is the system through which all railroad worker injury incidents pass regarding financial recoveries against an employer.
In addition to derailments or train-to-train collisions, other types of on-the-job accidents often result injuries, such as electrocutions, burns or even cancers related to asbestos exposure. There are several types of cancer that are incurable, where symptoms take years to surface but get progressively worse as time goes on. No matter what type of injury a railroad worker suffers, he or she deserves the best care possible.
Not all attorneys are well-versed in the laws pertaining to FELA. However, a recovering worker who wishes to act alongside experienced support may connect with an attorney who has helped others navigate the FELA process. At Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law, we are fully prepared to provide support to Connecticut workers injured in railroad accidents by helping them protect their rights and obtain the maximum amount of compensation to which they may be entitled.