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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.

Complicated issues often arise in the wake of a railroad accident. While most railway workers understand the risks involved on the job, it does not necessarily mean they have mapped out a plan for what to do if they themselves suffer injury in the workplace. The Federal Employers Liability Act governs matters pertaining to on-the-job railroad accidents and injuries.

An experienced railroad litigation attorney is well-versed in the applicable laws and can provide guidance and support to injured workers and their families. Such injuries often include serious burns, loss of a limb, electrocution or terminal illnesses, such as asbestosis or mesothelioma. Medical treatment is expensive and such situations often prompt a need for additional types of care to help recover from the emotional trauma associated with the injuries.

Cahill & Perry, P.C. Attorneys at Law, are committed to assisting those who have suffered physical, emotional or economic damages due to railroad worker injuries. Whether you're a Connecticut worker who has developed a repetitive strain injury or are the spouse or other immediate family member of a worker who was killed in a railroad accident, our experienced legal team is ready to act on your behalf to seek financial recovery for your losses. You can begin the process by requesting a free consultation.

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