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January 2019 Archives

Train signals are factors in many railroad accidents

Any passenger boarding a Connecticut train can reasonably expect that the engineer has had proper training and clearly understands the train signal system and other safety tools meant to keep riders safe along the tracks. Engineers are not the only ones who benefit from such knowledge. In fact, passengers who do a bit of research ahead of time may be able to use what they learn to help improve their own travel safety.

Is your loved one suffering from an asbestos-related illness?

If you are one of many Connecticut residents who is a caregiver for someone suffering a terminal illness, you understand how physically and financially challenging, as well as emotionally traumatic, such situations can be. If your loved one suffered an asbestos illness due to railroad work, you likely recall the day a doctor diagnosed his or her condition. From then on, your priorities centered on helping your family member enjoy the highest quality of life possible in the time he or she has left.

Railroad worker injuries led to $3.5 million jury verdict

Connecticut railroad workers often find themselves at risk for injury as they carry out their duties in the normal course of a workday. Railroad worker injuries often lead to litigation if an injured worker believes employer negligence was responsible for the incident. Sometimes, the worker may also be deemed partially responsible as was the case with a recent jury verdict in another state.

Railroad worker injuries: What type of support is available?

It is no secret that working on a Connecticut railroad is dangerous. In fact, railroad workers throughout the nation are doubly at risk for fatal injury compared to other workers. When fatalities occur because of employer negligence, family members of decedents may seek financial recovery for their losses in court. Not all railroad worker injuries are fatal, however, so it is equally important that workers who survive their injuries understand where to seek support and how to claim benefits to help them during recovery.

Railroad accidents not always reported as they should be

There are thousands of miles of railroad tracks running through Connecticut and many other states. Most of these tracks carry freight and passenger trains, while some run commuter locomotives that travel back and forth between close-distance areas. When railroad accidents occur, injured workers are entitled to benefits to help cover their medical expenses and other costs associated with their injuries.