What Are the Most Common Railroad Worker Injuries?

Working around locomotives, near railroad tracks, or in a railyard is a fundamentally hazardous job. Railcars and train engines roll along tracks on steel wheels and are incredibly clumsy and heavy. On a daily basis, railway workers are exposed to multiple dangers, some of which could potentially cause severe and even fatal injuries. If you were injured while you were […]

Is the Railroad Staffing Shortage Affecting Worker Safety?

All across the United States, staffing shortages are crippling major industries. The problem is especially critical on the railroads where indications of a strike nearly shut down services and paralyzed the economy. These worker shortages are not good for safety or for business on railroads where current conditions already have employees stretched to their breaking point.   In September, a standoff […]

Understanding The Serious Public Safety Risks of Train Derailments For Railroad Workers And The Community in General

Injuries resulting from a train derailment can be devastating. Fallen cars, broken glass, and moving objects affected by speed and force are just a few safety hazards for both general public and railroad workers. Injury risks may compound even after the derailment, due to  collisions with a second train, fires, and dangers to pedestrians. In most cases, the reasons for […]

What Makes Working on the Railroad So Dangerous?

Railroad workers probably face the harshest and most hazardous working conditions in the country. They often have to stand in exhausting positions and work under extreme temperatures. They also have to use dangerous machines and materials besides these difficulties. All of this creates a high-risk working environment. Additionally, there are long-term health risks associated with the potential exposure to toxic […]

3 Reasons Why an Injured Railroad Worker Should Hire a FELA Lawyer

The work environment of railroad employees often entails a variety of stressful and hazardous conditions. The provision and implementation of a safe work environment for the employees, whether while operating a train, driving a crew, or working on railway maintenance, is the railway employer’s legal responsibility. But every now and then, things do take a turn for the worse, resulting […]

How To Determine Whether Asbestos, Diesel Exhaust Fumes Or Solvents Cause Specific Types Of Cancers?

It is already known that mesothelioma is caused exclusively by prolong exposure to asbestos. The studies have also shown that exposure to diesel fumes and/or asbestos can lead to several other deadly diseases. There is scientific evidence that connects diesel and asbestos exposure to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asbestosis, stomach cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer, colon cancer, throat cancer, […]