Under the law, railroads have a nondelegable duty to provide their employees with a safe place to work. Nondelegable means that the railroad is also responsible for the safety of property and equipment owned by other companies when it comes into contact with its workers.
The Federal Employers Liability Act also allows compensation for nonrailroad employees for injuries sustained where the railroad’s negligence “played any part, even the slightest, in producing” the injuries for which damages are sought.
Some railroads are owned or operated by government entities. In these cases, laws called “tort claims acts” may apply to injuries caused by the railroad. Tort claims acts usually require that the government entity be given notice of the injury within a very short time, and prohibit the filing of a lawsuit unless the proper notice is given.
Steve can help you seek payment for injuries to yourself or injuries to a family member when a railroad accident interrupts your lives. He has experience with all kinds of railroad accidents including train derailments and unfortunate events at railroad crossings.
Steve and his colleagues bring relief and compensation to their clients. His personal injury law firm in New York has succeeded in cases on the behalf of workers who could return to work in their original capacity, with restrictions, and workers who have suffered from permanent disabilities.
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