Kentucky railroad employee accidents require proven FELA attorneys with the legal skill and trial experience to manage complex legal railroad injury cases. Railroad workers who are injured in a work related railroad accident are protected by additional duties imposed upon railroad employers, including but not limited to:
- Providing a reasonably safe workplace (even though railroad work is inherently dangerous)
- Proper training and supervision of all who are involved in railroad work
- Prevention of unreasonable work quotas
- Ensure all equipment and tools are safe
- Provide warning to railroad employees when dangerous conditions exist
When a railroad employee is injured while at work HLH is able to seek many legal financial remedies on their behalf. FELA awards can provide reimbursement of a wide scope of expenses including medical and rehabilitation costs, lost wages and the potential impact upon future wages. FELA also provides the potential to receive compensation for pain and suffering related to the accident as well as any the railroad worker might experience in the future.
Railroad work is quite dangerous, and many of the common railroad employee injuries are serious, often resulting in permanent injury. This includes but is not limited to:
- Amputation of limbs
- Crush injuries
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Injuries to the back and neck as well as spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis
- Exposure to toxic substances
While there is a three year statute of limitations on FELA injury cases, existing case law provides for the statute to apply in some cases when the employee should “reasonably know” about the injury. This legal distinction is especially important in railroad employee injury cases such as exposure to asbestos at their work site. This is another reason why Kentucky railroad employee accidents require proven FELA attorneys with the legal skill and experience to ensure you receive the full compensation you deserve for what has happened.
If you are a railroad worker who was injured at work we invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and the legal industry and contact HLH for a free consultation at 502-583-9701.