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Common Railroad Worker Injuries

Experienced Railroad Worker Injury Attorneys

Many of the jobs in the railroad industry are inherently dangerous. Serious personal injury is not uncommon and the types of injuries run the gamut, from head, back, and neck injuries to damaged knees and shoulders. If you have suffered serious personal injury in an accident while working as a railroad employee, you need experienced legal counsel to protect your rights.

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we have over 51 years of combined experience handling railroad worker injury cases, including personal injury claims under FELA. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

The injuries that railroad workers suffer come in many forms, from hearing loss due to exposure to high decibel levels to carpal tunnel syndrome to neurological disorders from exposure to toxic solvents and chemicals. Many railroad employees are injured in slips, trips and falls on the crushed gravel or other ballast that forms the railroad bed.

The most common injuries, however, are back injuries, which often result from job requirements that involve excessive lifting. Injuries can be caused by unsafe working conditions, by defective tools, or by faulty equipment. If the injury can be attributed to negligence by the railroad, the worker has a right to recover damages under FELA.

Our attorneys take only a small number of cases, because we want each client to receive our full attention and a high level of customer service. We won't hand your claim off to an associate or a paralegal, but will keep our finger on the pulse of every case. You will even have access to our personal cell phone number, so that you can call us any time you need to talk. Now, what lawyer do you know or have you ever heard of that would do that?

The railroad industry has become a safer place to work, as a result of advances in technology, as well as the impact of successful FELA claims against the railroad industry. Still, the railroad industry remains a dangerous place to work. If you have been hurt working on a train and want an experienced lawyer to help you get full settlement for your injury, contact Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., for a free initial consultation.

51 years of Combined Experience Representing Injured Railroad Workers

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