Legal Help for Railroad Workers
At Burge & Burge, PC, we have been representing injured railroad workers for decades. We understand that an injury can lead to disability. Our attorneys will work to obtain the benefits and compensation you need to recover and provide for your family. For a free consultation with our Alabama railroad injury lawyers, please call or contact us online.
Injuries, Illnesses and Wrongful Death
Some of the most common railroad injuries result from prolonged exposure to toxic substances or from cumulative trauma injuries. Our firm has obtained compensation for employees harmed by unsafe exposure to asbestos, silicosis, carbon tetrachloride, trichloroethylene and Dowclene. Life-threatening illnesses that result from toxic exposures include cancers, toxic encephalopathy, respiratory problems and chemical burns.
We have also helped employees obtain compensation for injuries and losses resulting from cumulative trauma, which is caused by repetitive stress motions on muscles, joints and other body parts. Repetitive motions such as lifting heavy items, walking on uneven surfaces or working levers can cause these types of injuries, which may include:
- Back and neck injuries
- Herniated or ruptured spinal disks
- Degenerative disk disease
- Shoulder injuries
- Leg, knee and ankle injuries
- Whole body vibration injuries
In addition to cumulative trauma injuries, railroad workers are at risk for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Accidents on or near trains can cause amputation, burns, traumatic brain injury and broken or crushed bones.
Long-term medical treatment or surgery may be required to correct these problems. Injured workers and their families will need compensation to cover medical expenses, lost income, monthly bills and in some cases, funeral costs. Our attorneys know how to fight for your rights to FELA benefits as well as disability, unemployment and death benefits provided under the Railroad Retirement Act.
Please call our office at to schedule an appointment with a Birmingham whole body vibration injuries lawyer. Your consultation is free.