Railroad Injuries: Trauma, Stress, Body Vibration

Railroaders have very demanding and dangerous jobs that can lead to acute injuries, such as a broken leg from a fall or tearing a rotator cuff from handling a defective hand brake.

However, railroaders are also vulnerable to injuries that can occur over time. These railroad injuries are cumulative trauma, repetitive stress, or whole-body vibration injuries. These injuries occur slowly after years of trauma to a railroader’s muscles, spinal cord, nerves, joints, shoulders, hips, feet, knees, and bones by exposure to unsafe working practices and unsafe working environments at the railroad. Many railroaders are forced to endure surgeries for these injuries and end up permanently disabled and unable to continue their railroad careers.

Unfortunately, the railroad has been fully aware of the unsafe practices in its working environment. It continues to fail to take action to eliminate and reduce the railroaders’ exposure to these dangers.

Speaking with an experienced FELA railroad attorney regarding these cumulative trauma issues is essential. As a railroader, you have three years to bring a claim for an acute injury starting from the date of your accident. With cumulative trauma cases, you also have three years. However, the three years begin when you knew, or should have known, that your injuries were connected to your railroad work. You must discuss your claim with an experienced FELA railroad attorney sooner rather than later so that your time to bring a lawsuit against the railroad does not expire.

Please call or send us a live chat message on our website to schedule a meeting with one of our FELA railroad trial attorneys. Our consultations and case reviews are FREE with no obligation to you or your family.

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