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  • How Injured BNSF Worker’s $3.5M Award Was Determined

    railroad workers, fela attorneyComparative negligence played a significant role in how a BNSF Railway worker’s final injury award was determined. Although the jury returned a verdict of over $7.1 million, the worker only received almost $3.5 million for injuries he suffered while working at a rail yard […]

    Cumulative Trauma on the Tracks

    railroad worker, fela attorneyCumulative trauma injuries accumulate over time and often result in severe injuries for railroad workers. Railroad workers operate in hostile environments where life-changing accidents are common, but cumulative stress injuries caused by repetitive motion, exposure to toxins, vibrations, loud noises, or sustained positions can be just as debilitating. […]

    Railroad Workers at Risk: Arc Flash

    welder, fela attorneyArc flashes are a constant and potentially fatal threat to railroad workers. Arc flashes are concentrated bursts of energy that explode outward from electrical equipment. […]

    5 Ways Railroads Try to Avoid Liability in a FELA Claim

    railway-tracks, FELA attorneyRailroads use a variety of tactics to attempt to avoid liability for FELA injury claims. Unlike workers’ compensation laws, which do not require the worker to establish fault in an injury case, a successful FELA claim requires the injured worker to prove that the negligence of the railroad caused the accident. […]

    Railroads Are Not on the Fast Track to Safety

    close view of railroad track, fela attorneyRailroads are required to install positive train control technology but a report by the FRA shows that while some railroads have made significant progress, many freight and commuter railroads are not on the fast track to safety and have yet to install a single radio tower or […]