Railroad Worker Injuries

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Railroad Worker Injuries

Representation in Louisiana and Throughout all 48 Contiguous U.S. States

Have you been injured on the job? Are you unsure about the next steps you should take after the accident? Do you need guidance from a skilled lawyer to help you make your claim successful? The lawyers at Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, proudly represent injured railroad workers. We will help you get the compensation and medical benefits that you and your family deserve.

Our firm is focused entirely on handling railroad injury and personal injury claims. We are familiar with the complexities involved in these claims, know how to easily overcome challenges, and make it a priority to stay up to date with changes and new legislation. At Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, we know the law.

Types of Worker Injuries

We stand ready to represent you, if you have sustained one or more of the following types of injuries:

  • Push/pull injuries
  • Lifting injuries
  • Shoulder/arm/hand injuries
  • Leg/knee/ankle injuries
  • Upper body injuries
  • Lower body injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Head injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Amputation
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death

Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) Railroad Injury Claims

Railroad accidents occur for many reasons, but mostly due to the railroad’s failure to provide a reasonably safe place to work. This can include defective equipment (which includes hand brakes, switches, grab irons, handholds, sill steps, drawbars, air hoses, uncoupling levers, along with holes, ruts and depressions in the ballast roadbed where employees must work.) Accidents and injuries may also occur due to crossing accidents, derailments, hard or unexpected coupling accidents during switching moves, accidents resulting from remote control issues, vegetation, debris and hazardous walking conditions, faulty communications, unsafe track equipment, improperly loaded vehicles; unsafe lifting/hoisting practices and violations of safety or operating rules.

It is important to know that your interests and the railroad’s interests are not aligned. In order to protect your interests, it is critical that you seek help from an experienced attorney who has a successful track record in handling FELA claims. Immediately after a work accident, the railroad has an experienced claims agent and will also hire an aggressive defense attorney who will begin protecting its interests. Likewise, a lawyer at Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC will take immediate action in investigating the accident and gathering evidence and expert testimonial to support your claim.

Contact Our Louisiana Rail Yard Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured on the job, it is important to retain the services of an experienced lawyer. At Rome, Arata, Baxley & Stelly, LLC, you can count on our proven track record in helping injured railroad workers.

To schedule a free initial consultation with our New Orleans railroad worker injury attorneys, please call Today for FREE Consultation 504-521-7946, 800-249-1306 or contact us online.

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Engineer, conductor & brakeman v. Railroad & trucking company

Train Accident

A railroad engineer, conductor and brakeman suffered severe injuries (primarily lumbar spine injuries) in a grade crossing collision in Canadian County, OK when a dump truck hauling a load of sand drove in front of their train.

Tulsa, OK.

Locomotive engineer v. Railroad and trucking company

Train Accident

Engineer perished from burn injuries when the freight train he was operating collided with a gasoline tanker truck at a railroad crossing.

New Orleans, LA

Crew members v. Railroad (confidential settlement) -

Train Accident

We represented several crew members of a train involved in a derailment which occurred allegedly due to defective and poorly maintained railroad tracks. Our clients suffered various physical injuries, …

Orlando, FL

Truck Driver v. Tire Manufacturer and Ins. Co.

We represented a driver of an 18-wheeler who was injured when a relatively new left front tire on the vehicle suffered a catastrophic failure and the treads separated, causing the truck to careen off of the roadway and into a tree. …

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Passenger v. Railroad

Our client was a very sweet 79 year old lady who was stepping down off of a train, when her foot missed the metal step-stool which had been placed on the ground by the railroad’s employee. She fell to the ground and fractured her left arm, …

Jacksonville, FL
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