My partner, Rick Shapiro, one of our railroad/FELA injury law attorneys, wrote an article about how we investigate and use railroad violation of safety regulations in FELA worker injury or death cases.
Proving a railroad violated a regulation makes the case proof better and easier, and normally eliminates any rail employer argument that the worker violated a company rule and contributed to cause the injury also.
Click here for article:  Railroad/FELA Injury Lawyers Use Safety Regulations Against Railroads, Including radio/dispatching regulations-This helps prove responsibility on railoads