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Railroad worker injuries due to acute or occupational issues

December 19, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. Most Connecticut employers purchase workers’ compensation insurance to provide benefits to employees who are injured on the job. Railroad worker injuries, however, do not fall under such plans because all injury matters on the railroad are governed under the… Read more »

Railroad worker injuries prompt litigation in another state

December 12, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Connecticut railroad workers aren’t always riding trains as they carry out the normal course of duty in the workplace. For instance, a man employed as a conductor for Union Pacific Railroad in another state was traveling on a bus… Read more »

Railroad accidents like this one prompt serious safety questions

December 05, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Connecticut railroad workers entrust their safety to their employers, co-workers, advanced technological systems and their own instincts. Sadly, railroad accidents involving track workers are often attributed to negligence. Nearly all of these work accidents are preventable. A man in another… Read more »

Lives often hang in the balance following railroad accidents

November 26, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad accidents on Monday, November 26, 2018. Many Connecticut residents live in neighborhoods that are close to railroad tracks. When railroad accidents occur, it often affects people beyond those directly involved. A couple in another state who are in their 70s were at home together when their whole… Read more »

Emergency brake system not enough to stop train in time

November 19, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law on Monday, November 19, 2018. If you’ve worked on a Connecticut railroad for some time now, you likely have a good understanding of how difficult it is to stop a moving train in time to avoid collision. Your employer may use advanced technology, such as automatic emergency… Read more »

Railroad worker injuries sometimes lead to jury verdicts

November 19, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Monday, November 19, 2018. When a Connecticut railroad employee suffers injury on the job, he or she is responsible for reporting the incident to the employer. Unfortunately, some railroad worker injuries lead to contention between workers and employers, as made evident in one… Read more »

Recovering losses caused by railroad worker injuries

November 13, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. If you or your loved one works on a Connecticut railroad, you likely understand that there are personal injury risks in the workplace. No job, no matter the industry, is 100 percent free of such risk; however, factory work,… Read more »

Fatal railroad worker injuries resulted from explosion

November 07, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. The Federal Railroad Administration is investigating a recent tragedy in another state. As most Connecticut railway workers know, railroad worker injuries often occur when equipment malfunctions or people do not do what they are supposed to do to protect… Read more »

Railroad worker injuries and the Federal Employers Liability Act

October 30, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law posted in railroad worker injuries on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Working on a Connecticut railroad definitely involves high risk for injury. However, railroad employers are obligated to provide their employees with proper training and equipment to help them stay safe on the job. When railroad worker injuries occur, it… Read more »

Improperly secured stock cars can cause railroad accidents

October 25, 2018

On behalf of Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Do you know that .2 horsepower per ton is all it takes to move a railcar? If you calculate that the average weight of an empty railcar is approximately 30 tons, you can figure that a mere six horsepower is all you… Read more »

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