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Connecticut railroad accidents: Focusing on recovery

Many Connecticut railroad workers and their families have been devastated in the aftermath of serious train collisions. Railroad accidents often make national news headlines because they are so disastrous, often resulting in fatalities. Many of those who survive endure long, arduous recoveries.

Railroad worker injuries are covered by the Federal Employers Liability Act. While many people call the FELA "workers' compensation for railroad workers," it is not a correct comparison because workers covered under their employers insurance programs are typically prohibited from suing their employers for negligence. The FELA, however, enables injured railroad workers to file personal injury claims against negligent employers.

Some of the most common accident-related injuries on the railroad include severe burns, spinal cord injuries and amputation or crush injuries. Understandably, such incidents are usually traumatic as well. Post-traumatic stress disorder and other emotional problems are often included in claims for monetary damages in personal injury lawsuits. Consulting with an attorney who has railroad litigation experience is a logical step to take before seeking restitution in court. 

Cahill & Perry, P.C., Attorneys at law, in Connecticut, have more than 30 years of experience providing legal guidance and support to injured railroad workers and their families. Many workers are permanently unable to return to their duties after suffering injuries in railroad accidents, thus prompting serious financial distress in their households that they are unprepared to meet. Our legal team is fully prepared and committed to acting on your behalf to obtain the benefits you need to help make ends meet and the justice you deserve as a victim of negligence.

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