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Railroad Accidents

The Federal Railroad Administration showed that in 2010, there were more than 300 injuries and deaths reported among railroad workers in Wisconsin.

Railroads help people travel parts of Wisconsin on a regular basis, but can also be dangerous work. Many times, the accidents are caused by equipment failure and not human error or negligence. Some reports show many accidents are based on equipment failure of centuries-old equipment.

Since railroads have been around longer than most worker’s compensation laws, most employees are covered by the Federal Employers Liability Act and workers may sue their employer for damages, including, compensation for injuries, medical bills and additional losses. However, FELA requires workers show their employer was negligent before receiving benefits. So FELA can allow for much greater compensation unlike general worker’s compensation claims.

If you or your loved one has been injured while working as a railroad worker, it is important to consult with a Wisconsin worker’s compensation attorney to make sure your rights, under the FELA, are not compromised.

Oftentimes, what happens immediately following an incident could have a major impact on what compensation you can later receive. It is important to be as detailed as possible when filling out an incident report as well as when you seek medical treatment. This can help you later on in the process.

It is helpful to keep all bills, medical records and records of calls with insurance companies in order to make sure we are able to gain the best compensation for you as well as what time you have missed from work due to the injury.

We can help you. At the Worker’s Compensation Law Offices of Milwaukee, S.C., worker’s compensation claims is all we handle. We can travel to you and we will make sure you are fairly compensated. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.

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Wisconsin Workers
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P.O. Box 106
Cedarburg, WI 53012

Telephone: 262-204-8331
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