Railroad Worker Injury Lawyers Discuss Broken Equipment Injuries and the Safety Appliance Act


Rick Shapiro and Kevin Duffan, two 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.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia