New York Rail Yard Hazards FELA Lawyers
Without the proper safety precautions, rail yards can be extremely dangerous places for a worker. With so many heavy machines, moving parts, and tons of cargo, injuries due to lax worker protection can often prove particularly severe. If a railroad employee is injured during the course of their work at a rail yard, their employer may be held responsible for these injuries through the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Through this act, these employees, who may require immediate and long-term medical care for their injuries, may also be entitled to compensation for their company’s dangerous decisions.
If you or someone you love has sustained an injury while working in a rail yard, the FELA allows for the responsible employer to be held liable for the ensuing repercussions. To discuss your legal options in further detail with a qualified legal advisor, contact a New York City FELA lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.
Dangers at Rail Yards
Employer negligence is a very serious concern for any railroad worker and is especially problematic at rail yards. The following railroad company mistakes at a rail yard could cost a worker their good health and their ability to continue providing for their household at work:
- Failure to address defective or broken junctions
- Failure to address broken warning lights or rail traffic signals
- Failure to maintain an effective communication system across the yard
- Failure to provide safe cargo loading and offloading machines
- Failure to properly train employees operating heavy or sensitive machinery
These mistakes can lead to injuries that may leave an injured worker and their family with overwhelming medical bills and other expenses, in addition to the physical and emotional trauma it can cause. Fortunately, however, compensation may be available to help over these costs.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, we stand by injured railroad workers fighting for justice after a rail yard accident caused by their employer’s negligence. To learn more about your rights and options if you’ve been injured in a rail yard incident that could have been prevented by your railroad company, contact a New York rail yard hazards lawyer today by calling (212) 779-0057.