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Railroad Worker Injury Lawyer Chicago, IL

It may seem apparent that railroad workers have an increased risk of on-the-job injury, but even though the population of railroad workers is smaller than other industries, they still have a higher chance of injury than other professions.

Railroad accidents and injuries occur for a variety of reasons, and at Kanuru Law Group, we represent individuals who have been harmed as a result of a railroad injury, such as:

  • Crashes
  • Derailment
  • AMTRAK employees
  • Metra workers
  • Railroad crossing accidents
  • Railyard accidents

Railroad Worker Injury Lawyer

Our experienced railroad worker injury lawyers will fight aggressively to protect your rights; we take cases nationwide, so call us today for a free consultation and to take the first step towards justice and reparations. We have experience in a wide variety of railroad accident and injury cases, but we don’t just stop there. We pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients and public safety and do what we can to ensure these kinds of accidents don’t happen in the future.

Victim of a Railroad Injury?

If you have been harmed as a result of a railroad accident, no matter the severity, it’s crucial to speak to a top personal injury lawyer at Kanuru Law Group. Your case is more than your injuries; we’re here to help you recover lost wages from inability to work or loss of job because of the accident, not to mention your piling medical bills and ongoing pain and suffering. Our experienced lawyers are standing by and ready to speak with you about your potential case; please contact us today. There is no fee for you unless we recover compensation for your case.

Common Causes of Railroad Injury

Trains are powerful and convenient, but their power brings grave danger when it comes to accidents. Railroad injuries happen for all kinds of reasons; as a victim of a railroad accident, you have enough to deal with in terms of your health. It’s our job to investigate your case and determine the exact cause of your injury so we can aggressively pursue compensation. At Kanuru Law Group, we have helped people just like you as they recovered from their often ongoing health problems.

Here is a list of common causes of train accidents:

  • Collision with an automobile
  • Collision with train
  • Collapsed bridge
  • Derailment
  • Exposure to toxic substances and fumes
  • Falls
  • Faulty equipment
  • Faulty train crossing
  • Insufficient training
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • Pinch point injuries
  • Poor maintenance

If you or a loved one have been injured from a railroad accident, we’re here to help you through this difficult time. Call us today to discuss your case: 312-801-2000.

Injuries Caused by Railroad Accidents

Railroad workers are often the unfortunate victims of work-related accidents. Because of the power of the equipment you’re dealing with, the injuries can be extremely devastating, even resulting in death.

Here is a list of injuries caused by train accidents:

  • Back injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Burn injuries
  • Concussion
  • Death
  • Disfigurement
  • Electrocution
  • Fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Injured ligaments and tendons
  • Loss of limbs
  • Neck injuries
  • Organ failure

Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)

Because of the large amount of railroad worker injuries and deaths, in 1908, FELA was established as a way to compensate railroad workers for their injuries. FELA is different from the typical workers’ compensation you may be familiar with in a variety of ways.

  1. With workers’ compensations, you do not need to prove employers fault for the employee to make a claim.
  2. Under FELA, compensations awarded are generally higher than workers compensation.
  3. With FELA, pain and suffering damages are awarded.
  4. While employer negligence must be proved, it only needs to be proved that the employer was partly to blame, not entirely.

Because of the unique nature of FELA and the laws that come with it, it’s imperative to work with an experienced FELA attorney to maximize your chances at awarded damages.  Our experienced railroad workers’ injury lawyers are standing by and ready to speak with you about your potential case; please contact us today: 312-801-2000.