There are various industries that are inherently more dangerous than others. For instance, working in an office is not nearly as risky as working on a construction site. That is the same for working on railroads. The railroad industry is a dangerous one, even for the most careful of employees. After all, they often work with heavy machinery, and trains are enormous and weigh tens of thousands of pounds. Accidents involving trains are almost always devastating.
All railroad employers must create and maintain a safe working environment for their employees, protecting them from railroad accidents and injuries. However, that is not always the case. In 2019, there were 7,867 railroad injuries and 907 railroad deaths in the U.S. As you can see, not everyone follows these safety guidelines.
In these instances, the injured parties can hold those responsible for their railroad injuries accountable for their negligence, recklessness, or inaction. However, that often means going up against large railroad companies with plenty of resources. Many attorneys might agree to a settlement early because it is quick and easy.
However, the railroad accident attorneys at Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. are skilled litigators willing to pursue justice in area courts, including appeals, to ensure we secure the best possible outcome for you. With over seven decades of experience, we have successfully handled our fair share of railroad injury claims, and this experience will give us the edge against railroad companies.
All railroad workers are protected under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Enacted in 1908, FELA requires all railroad employers to create and maintain a safe working environment for their employees and anyone who visits these premises. Under the act, workers are entitled to compensation for the damages and injuries they sustain on railroad sites.
Typically, these accidents occur because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, often that of employers. Our firm has a long-standing reputation for handling FELA claims and securing successful outcomes on behalf of injured railroad workers in both Louisiana and Mississippi.
With our decades of experience, our New Orleans law firm at Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. takes railroad accidents seriously, addressing them with compassionate and detail-driven representation. We understand the complexity of these cases and the power of railroad companies, but we stand ready to even the odds. If you suffered railroad injuries due to an employers’ negligence, contact Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. to set up your free consultation.