Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) Holding Railroads Accountable for “the lives and limbs” lost in its Daily Operations Every day!
Since 1908, FELA has provided protection to railroad workers injured or killed on the job. Today, the Federal Employers’ Liability Act is what it has become because of the several lives that were taken early when the railroad was not held as accountable for its negligent actions.
The propensity for work injuries to occur in a certain industry can be defined by the nature of the work operations, the equipment being used on daily basis and, ability to reduce the risk of injury to employees by implementing, enforcing and practicing job safety programs. With a history that parallels our great country’s existence, the railroad industry, no matter how much safety is put in place, continues to be one of the most dangerous work environments known to man. On the daily basis, railroads store, move and transport various chemicals and products that if not handled properly could cause serious injury and death to employees as well as to the general public. The railroads are required to inspect and maintain certain equipment intended to make a railroad employee’s job safer but, this doesn’t always occur. FELA protects injured railroad worker’s rights and is intended to be interpreted, in various circumstances, in favor of the injured worker but, following an injury-producing incident, the railroad immediately gets to work developing a strategy to defend the case and turn the focus of the blame to the injured employee.
Texas FELA attorney Hector L. Sandoval has represented injured railroad workers in over half of the states in the country. The experience of representing hundreds of World War II and Korean War era retired railroad workers who were exposed to asbestos, silica sand, creosote, diesel exhaust, and other contaminants and carcinogens has not only shaped Mr. Sandoval’s practice but, it has also contributed significantly to how he treats every one of his clients. Mr. Sandoval’s focus is to tell that story of the injured worker and to make sure that people are listening so that the risk that someone will have a similar injury in the future will be reduced.
If you’ve been injured on the job working for the railroad, remember that the railroad is already preparing the case you should too! Call Houston Work Injury Attorney Hector L. Sandoval and get the representation that you deserve! Sandoval Law Firm, PLLC helps injured railroad workers. Call (346) 347-7777 for a free and informative consultation!
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