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NC Railroad Worker Injury/FELA Lawyers Talk Broken Equipment Injuries and the Safety Appliance Act


Rick Shapiro and Kevin Duffan, both North Carolina railroad worker injury attoreys, discuss injuries caused by broken equipment and the rights available to rail workers under the Safety Appliance Act. Under the law, if something breaks, like a handhold, and it results in a worker suffering an injury, that is a per se negligence violation. This means that, as a railroad worker, you don't have to prove what exactly caused the break. If the appliance breaks and causes injury, that is an automatic regulatory violation. 


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