Railroad Track Accidents

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With over 233,000 miles of railroad tracks in America, railroad track accidents occur at a staggering and sobering rate. Injuries on the tracks stemming from a train crash, derailment or equipment malfunction can be life-threatening.

Obtaining Monetary Compensation as a Railroad Worker

If you have been injured in a locomotive accident as a railroad worker, you are entitled to take the responsible parties to court by hiring a railroad accident lawyer. Under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), your railroad worker injury attorney will have the opportunity to demonstrate that other railroad employees or the owners of the railroad failed to perform an act that would ensure the safety of the crew. It may also be the case that someone did something that caused the accident to occur, and your railroad accident lawyer can work to prove this claim as well.

What Your Monetary Compensation Will Entail

Under FELA, you may be able to receive the following compensation:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of income
  • Emotional distress

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Featured Case

FELA/Worker Injury

A 15-year machinist for Union Pacific Railroad was injured when a locomotive coupled into his blue flagged locomotive in the diesel shop at Union Pacific’s Houston facility. Although the machinist failed to engage the shop derails and acknowledge the track alarm, the contention was that Union Pacific employee took one minute and forty-four second water break during a walk around prior to the coupling.

During this water break, the machinist blue flagged his locomotive and began working. Burwell Nebout filed suit against Union Pacific Railroad in Harris County. After a two-week trial in the 157th District Court in Harris County, the jury awarded the machinist $566,105. The jury determined that Union Pacific Railroad violated the federal regulation that absolutely prohibits coupling into a blue flagged locomotive.