New York Unsafe Worker Walkways Attorneys
Railroad workers in New York can often be asked to perform work in a variety of difficult circumstances, but employers still must make sure that workplaces are as safe as possible. In some situations, railroad workers can be injured in accidents that are caused by unreasonably unsafe worker walkways.
Whereas most people injured on the job rely on workers’ compensation, injured railroad workers must turn to the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Unlike the no-fault workers’ compensation system, FELA does involve a person having to prove an employer was negligent in some way.
If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed because of an unsafe worker walkway on a railroad in the New York City area, do not wait to retain qualified legal counsel. You will want to contact a knowledgeable FELA lawyer Hach & Rose, LLP as soon as possible to discuss your case.
Our firm has been handling FELA claims for more than 30 years. We will review your case as soon as you call (212) 779-0057 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.
Do I Need An Unsafe Worker Walkways Lawyer?
Keeping in mind the negligence requirement in FELA cases, you need to understand that many negligent parties in unsafe worker walkway cases are going to immediately respond by claiming that a victim was at fault for their injuries.
An attorney is going to be invaluable to you because they are going to be able to conduct their own rigorous investigation into your accident. The lawyer is going to be able to identify the specific cause of the accident and also gather every bit of evidence that will prove another party’s negligence.
An insurance company involved in your case might reach out very quickly, possibly before you have even had the chance to talk to an attorney. The insurer could offer you a lump sum settlement to resolve your case without going to court, and this is almost certainly nowhere near what you are entitled to.
Unlike the insurance company that is only committed to its own best interests, a lawyer is always going to put your needs first and will negotiate a far more fair and full settlement. When such a settlement is not possible, the attorney can file a lawsuit to take the case to court.
Why Choose Hach & Rose, LLP To Handle My Unsafe Worker Walkways Case?
Hach & Rose, LLP has a record of success that includes more than $300 million in verdicts and settlements. You do not just have one attorney but an entire team of skilled lawyers when you work with our firm.
Stanley J. Spero has over 40 years of legal experience and was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers and the National Association of Trial Lawyers in 2017. He also received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a peer rating denoting the highest level of professional excellence that applies to about 10 percent of all attorneys.
Hillary M. Nappi was named a 2018-2019 Super Lawyers Metro Rising Star and one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys” by National Trial Lawyers. Michael A. Rose is a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Halina Radchenko is a member of the New York County Lawyers Association, New York State Bar Association, Brooklyn Bar Association, Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association, and Columbian Lawyers Association who is also an officer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association. John Blyth is admitted to the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York.
Hach & Rose, LLP understands that many people are reluctant to seek an attorney because they do not know if they can afford one. Our firm can represent you on a contingency fee basis, so you will only pay when you get a financial award.
Types of Unsafe Worker Walkway Cases We Handle
Unsafe worker walkways could involve many different kinds of hazards in the workplace, with some of the most common including:
- Dangerous debris piles
- Uneven or cracked sidewalks
- Exposed electrical cords
- Unmarked trenches or holes
- Obstacles left in walkways
- Rocks or loose asphalt on walkways
- Wet surfaces
Unsafe walkways can cause many different kinds of serious injuries. Some of the most common include, but are not limited to:
- Burn injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Muscle strains
Railroad companies must make sure that workers can safely perform their jobs, and an employer can be responsible for injuries caused by dangerous walkways for workers. A number of railroad construction and job sites involve some perilous walkways for workers that can be extraordinarily difficult to traverse.
Many railroads will immediately claim that unsafe circumstances were beyond their control, which can be an applicable defense in some instances involving inclement weather. In most cases, however, railroad companies still have a duty to exercise reasonable care to ensure such conditions will be safe for workers to operate in.
Do not think that poor weather will necessarily prohibit you from being successful in a FELA claim. An experienced attorney will be able to evaluate every factor involved in your accident and know how to prove when a railroad company was negligent.
Contact an Unsafe Worker Walkways Attorney in New York
Did you sustain catastrophic injuries, or was your loved one killed by an unsafe railroad worker walkway in New York City? Take action right now to preserve your rights. Contact an experienced New York FELA lawyer at Hach & Rose, LLP by calling (212) 779-0057 or reaching out to us online to schedule a free consultation.