Injuries to railroad workers fall into a special class as to workers being compensated for on the job injuries or their survivors being compensated for an on the job fatality.
These types of injuries are handled under FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act), typically, rather than ordinary workers comp rules. [See more under our section on FELA.]
Trains and railroads make for an inherently dangerous work environment. This makes it relatively common for serious injuries to occur on the job for railroad workers. And the fact that at least a small burden of proof to show negligence or fault attaches to the employer exists (unlike ordinary workers comp, which is a no-fault system in California), the need for expert legal help is even greater here.
We at Orange County Workers Compensation Attorney have the deep-seated expertise to win you a maximized claim under FELA rules for a railroad worker injury.