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Milwaukee Railroad Accidents Lawyer – Railroad Accidents

Many times rail workers are injured in railroad-related accidents that occur in rail yards. The types of injuries sustained in such accidents are often severe and life-threatening and at times, life-ending. Anyone who has suffered injuries in a railroad accident needs to retain counsel from an experienced Milwaukee railroad accidents lawyer.

Rail yard employees carry out many types of activities daily. According to figures from the Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Safety Analysis, there were nearly 4,000 accidents where an employee was injured or killed in 2012 alone and there were 4,243 reported incidents in 2011.  When a railroad employee suffers from any injury due to their work, they should call a Milwaukee railroad accidents lawyer for guidance in seeking compensation.

Due to the nature of a rail yard and the railways, there is always a possibility an employee may suffer serious injuries. Many times employees deal with heavy machines that are used to load and unload railcars. They may deal with several mechanical switches and levers, Employees may be responsible for moving cargo, moving railcars and moving engines. If something goes wrong, the results can be catastrophic.

Employees must also be aware of the cargo they must deal with. Some loads contain flammable or hazardous cargo. Should there be a leak or spill or a problem moving it, the initial problems may be dwarfed by the potential for greater issues.

The Federal Employers Liability Act, also known as FELA, covers railroad workers. FELA provides that railroad employees injured in work-related accidents may not only receive compensation to cover their injuries, loss of pay, and cost of care, but also allows the employee to seek punitive damages.  To file and pursue a FELA claim requires specific knowledge of FELA. An experienced Milwaukee railroad accidents lawyer will be able to help you in the process. Call for your free, initial consultation.

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