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Train and Railroad Accident Attorneys

Experienced Railroad and Train Injury Attorneys

Train and railroad accidents usually fall into one of two categories: those involving railroad employees injured on the job, and those involving non-rail workers injured in a train accident. Whether the accident involves a railroad employee, train passenger, or innocent motorist, the results are often swift and catastrophic.

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Railroad Worker on-the-job Injuries

Railroad workers include those involved in railroad construction as well as those working on the train itself. These workers are protected under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), which mandates that workers injured or killed on the job are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering resulting from the accident. These accidents can be caused by:

  • Improper supervision
  • Human error
  • Poor working conditions
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Hazardous equipment
  • Equipment failure
  • Inadequate safety measures
  • Failure to follow safety regulations

According to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), approximately 12 railroad workers were killed each year between 2013 and 2016. Approximately 3,924 railroad workers were injured each year in the same time period.

Common Causes of Train Passenger Injuries

Train passengers can be injured or killed when the train they are on is involved in a collision. These accidents can be caused by:

  • Conductor negligence
  • Mechanical failure
  • Outdated train tracks
  • Poor track maintenance
  • Train derailment
  • Defective automatic warning devices
  • Collision with a vehicle
  • Collision with another train

Non-passengers at Risk of Severe Injuries

Other motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians can also be injured or killed as a result of a train accident. In 2014, there were 2,088 accidents that occurred at a highway-railroad crossing intersection. These incidents can be caused by:

  • Driver error
  • Conductor negligence
  • Defective automatic warning devices
  • Defective rail crossing signs

Your Questions Answered

We have straight answers to difficult questions to help you make critical decisions, navigate legal process and help you get justice.

Following an accident, there are always more questions than answers. At Thomas J. Henry, we’re here to answer any questions you have about your injury case.

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Representing injured victims from across the United States.

No matter the injury or the accident, if you or a loved one were harmed due to the negligence of an individual or company, Thomas J. Henry is here to assist you.

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