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Navigating the aftermath of railroad worker injuries

Getting injured on the job in Connecticut is more likely in some industries than others. Working on the railroad ranks high on lists naming most dangerous jobs in the nation. Knowing where to turn for support when railroad worker injuries occur is a key factor in achieving the fullest recoveries possible.

Sometimes, a sudden and unexpected incident occurs that results in one or more people being injured on the job. Other people who suffer injuries on the railroad develop adverse conditions over time, such as those who have repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome. Many workers find it hard just to make ends meet after an on-the-job injury occurs; some are completely unprepared to meet exorbitant expenses often associated with such situations.

Railroad workers are protected by the Federal Employers Liability Act, which allows them to file personal injury lawsuits against negligent employers. This is different from the workers' compensation program wherein employers are usually exempt from being sued for personal liability regarding worker injuries. Those unfamiliar with FELA will want to research the system, especially if they are new to working on the railroad.

In Connecticut,  Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law can provide information to help clarify the steps you can take to obtain the fullest benefits available through your FELA rights. The first month after a work injury is a crucial time for gathering evidence, speaking with witnesses and documenting pertinent information regarding a workplace accident. If you have questions or concerns about railroad worker injuries or need help filing a claim, our experienced legal team is fully prepared to assist all your needs and act on your behalf in any litigation necessary.

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