BY: Arvin J. Pearlman | IN: Personal Injury
Railroad workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in fact, railroad employees are approximately twice as likely to die on the job as the average American worker. The risk is shared by conductors, signalmen, track laborers and others, and even non-fatal injuries can be serious, leading to chronic pain and other debilitating issues.
Every day, railroaders sustain injuries that include:
Because railroaders are exposed to significant peril on the job, they are granted certain rights and protections under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). The law mandates compensation for railroad workers who are injured if their employers are negligent. This can include compensation for back pay and future wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.
If you are a railroad worker who has been injured on the job, please contact us about a possible case.
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Arvin Pearlman is nationally recognized for his work on behalf of railroad workers who were injured or killed in the course of their employment. Since concentrating his practice on Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) litigation in 1979, Arvin has tried countless personal injury cases before judges and juries across the United States.