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Fatigue contributes to railroad worker injuries

March 14, 2017

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Trying to perform any job while exhausted is difficult. Fatigue may cause a person to be confused, have slow reaction time and make poor decisions. This is why industries that are inherently dangerous — such as those involving trucking,… Read more »

Awareness grows for railroad accidents at crossings

March 07, 2017

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. As city streets and highways become more crowded, drivers may forget about the existence of railroads until a passing train stops traffic and makes them wait. The fast pace of society may make this wait seem much longer than it… Read more »

Railroad worker injuries result from railyard collision

February 26, 2017

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Because of the extreme danger of working around trains, laws and regulations regarding railroad employees differ from those of most other workplaces. Railroad worker injuries are often catastrophic and permanent, and safety standards are high in railyards. When an… Read more »

Railroad workers: know your risk for asbestos-related illnesses

February 16, 2017

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The risks associated with asbestos exposure have been know for many years now. In response to these risks, federal and state agencies have put in place numerous regulations intended to protect people from toxic exposure, and many companies have… Read more »

Worker killed in accident at New York railroad station

February 16, 2017

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Thursday, February 23, 2017. When people think of accidents involving railroad workers, they often think of accidents involving train crashes and collisions. However, workers can be injured even when a train isn’t even moving. A recent accident in New York was a tragic reminder of this…. Read more »

The FELA and your rights as an injured railroad worker

February 09, 2017

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Recently, a federal judge sent a case involving a lawsuit against a railroad company back to state court. The judge originally cited insufficient facts and stated that the claimant lacked a clear basis for legal action under the Federal… Read more »

Every Other Major Railroad Operating in the Northeast, Except Metro North, Had Drastic Reductions in the Number of Employee Reported Injuries in the Northeast From 2015 To 2016

January 26, 2017

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in Injuries on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The Federal Railroad Administration (“FRA”) tracks injuries on railroads. The FRA’s most recent report on employee injuries shows a drastic reduction of employee injuries from 2015 to 2016 on all major railroads operating in the northeast, except Metro North. See, http://safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety/publicsite/Query/castally1.aspx The… Read more »

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