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The railroad industry is one of, if not the most, dangerous industries in the United States. The fatality rate within the railroad industry is twice the national average for all private sector jobs—notwithstanding the injury rate, which is likely even higher. Heavy machinery moving at high speeds creates incredibly high stakes for workers—which means negligence is more likely to result in terrible injury.

Fieger Law is here to help. Since 1950, our firm has been committed to the rights of workers and we have secured hundreds of massive results on behalf of the injured. As one of the most trial-experienced and successful law firms in the country, we are uniquely experienced and skilled with handling injuries that occur to railroad workers.

Our familiarity with the rail industry and its risks makes us the ally you need when you’re facing a lifetime of loss and medical costs. Our Michigan railroad injury attorneys are standing by to help. Call today!

The 5 Most Common Railroad Accidents

  • Pedestrian worker being struck by railway vehicle
  • Crashes between railway vehicles
  • Railway vehicles crashing into road vehicles
  • Falling (from a platform or non-railway vehicle)
  • Falling from, in, or on a railway vehicle

The vast majority of fatalities are the result of workers being accidentally struck by trains, often while doing railroad maintenance. Industry procedures need to be followed in order to save the lives of railroad workers, many of whom have spouses and children to support. Employers are responsible for writing these procedures and enforcing them for the sake of their workers.

It’s when employers fail in their duty that clients turn to Fieger Law.

What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Train/Railroad Accidents?

History has shown that some of the most common causes of railroad accidents are:

  • Human error on the part of train conductors, drivers, and/or pedestrians
  • Negligence on the part of the railway company or a worker
  • Reckless drivers
  • Defective tracks, trains, or crossings
  • Unprotected railroad crossings
  • Train derailments
  • Trains that are traveling very quickly

While not ever accident can be prevented, there are certain safety precautions that every railroad company should take to ensure the safety of their workers, as well as passengers and motorists.

Michigan’s Leading Railroad Injury Law Firm

Fieger Law is committed to holding railroad companies and shipping companies responsible for the people they hurt or kill through negligence. If you’ve been injured, we will fight hard for you—we’re not afraid to win, and we’re certainly not afraid of making powerful enemies in the name of justice. Our fearlessness has allowed us to change the lives of thousands of injured people and their families, securing hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for them.

Our work makes a difference in countless lives. Call Fieger Law at 1-800-A-WINNER—we can make a difference in your life too. Get a free consultation over the phone, or submit your case through our simple online form.

Injured while working on a railroad? Contact our railroad worker injury attorneys in Michigan today by filling out our online contact form or calling us at (800) 294-6637!

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