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Number of Work-Related Fatalities for Rail Workers Down

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The United States Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles data concerning workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses annually. Their most recent statistics show a downward trend in the number of fatalities of full-time workers in rail transportation from 2010 to 2013.  

From 2010 to 2013, the number of work-related fatalities for full-time rail transportation workers has decreased from 19 fatalities per 100 full-time workers to 14 fatalities per 100 full-time workers. While this is a welcome decrease, it is not by any means the best that the railroad industry can do. 

Railroads can be a very dangerous place to work. In fact, a former railroad worker who was injured on the job went to law school and founded this firm to help other injured railroad workers receive compensation for their injuries. 

Though the firm’s focus has expanded to include other areas of personal injury law as well, railroad injuries remain a central focus. The firm has been involved in numerous Virginia railroad personal injury cases throughout the years, from those involving injuries to railroad workers to crashes at railroad crossings and derailments. Because of this we have become extremely knowledgeable about the complexities of railroad injury cases and the laws surrounding them in Virginia.

Our team of Virginia railroad injury attorneys offers two downloadable legal guides focused on railroad worker injury law that we can make available to you. The first guide focuses on the common tricks and tactics used by railroad claims adjusters to try and reduce or deny an injured rail worker's claim. The second guide focuses on the unique legal rights available to injured rail workers, including the rights available under the Federal Employers Liability Act. 

If you would like to access these free guides provide your contact information in the pages cited above or contact us by calling us toll-free at 800-752-0042.

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