There are multiple situations that can lead to railroad workers getting hurt on the job. The railroad attorneys at the law firm of Cahill Goetsch & Perry, P.C. in New York have over 30 years firsthand knowledge of what can go wrong for a railroad employee on the job.
Common Railyard Injuries
Railroad employees are exposed to huge moving trains, dangerous trackbeds and yards, and heavy machinery in their workplace, all which can cause serious injuries. including:
- Back injury from a slip and fall accident
- Head injury from a train crash
- Spinal cord trauma due to a slip and fall accident or train crash
- Broken or fractured bones
- Cuts or abrasions
- Loss of limbs
New York Railyard Environment
Although railyard employers are required to provide a safe environment for their employees, injuries nevertheless happen due to unsafe work conditions. The first thing you should do if you have suffered a work related railroad injury is to report your injury to your employer. The next step is to contact a skilled New York railyard injury attorney so you can learn how FELA can protect your legal rights and about the financial compensation you are entitled to receive. Your railyard injury attorney will analyze the specifics of your accident to determine exactly where the negligence lay because proving negligence is required under FELA. The following questions will be asked by your New York railyard attorney:
- Was the working environment safe?
- Did your employer provide adequate training?
- Did your employer ensure management and guidance were available?
- Were you warned about potentially dangerous situations at your workplace?
- Did your employer assign unattainable work quotas?
- Did your employer assign you to work with unsafe equipment?
These and other important questions need to be answered and having a skilled railyard injury attorney in your corner will help facilitate the process. The New York attorneys at the law firm of Cahill Goetsch & Perry, P.C. will not only get those important questions answered but will explain your legal options when filing a New York FELA lawsuit.