Railroad work is dangerous. In addition to rail car collisions, accidents can often involve burns as the result of toxic chemical spills and explosions.
As burn injury lawyers, we represent workers injured, and the families of those killed, railroad work accidents. Railway employees are ordinarily entitled to recover full compensation for their injuries under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
Additionally, in many railroad burn accidents, the shippers of hazardous materials may also bear legal liability. Often, toxic chemical spills and explosions are the result of a failure by shippers to properly secure material, or to otherwise comply with a wide range of regulations governing the shipment of hazardous materials. As a result, injured workers may be able to recover compensation from both their employer and a shipper (in addition to any others that may also bear legal liability).
If you’ve been burned or injured in a railroad accident, we invite you to call us today to learn how we may be able to help. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation, and we accept cases on a contingency fee basis.
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