The regulation of safety on railroads by federal and state agencies is complex and often confusing. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is the primary agency responsible for railroad safety. OSHA covers any area not specifically covered by FRA safety regulations. State laws also may play a part.
A little known federal law gives you special protection when your railroad tries to blame you for an injury. It provides that if your injury resulted from the railroad's violation of a FRA safety regulation, then the railroad cannot use any of your own contributory negligence against you. That can make a huge difference in the value of your injury claim.
Thus, it is essential that you call our railroad law firm at 800-576-0515 as soon as possible so we can determine if the violations of any FRA safety regulations by your railroad played a part in your injury.