Train Derailment Injuries

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Train derailments have the potential to be catastrophic for the public at large but also for any railroad employees working in the area. Train derailment injuries may vary from traumatic bodily injury due to a railroad crash all the way to lethal poisoning due to a toxic spill in the accident. The impact of an FELA railroad accident on a railroad worker can be significant and life-altering.

Railroad work injuries sustained in a train derailment may qualify for full compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act if the FELA claim lawyer proves negligence in the train derailment by the railroad employer. FELA railroad injury accident lawyers have special knowledge of the railroad industry and the laws that apply to successfully navigate an FELA claim through the legal complexities of the applicable federal law.

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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.