Railroad employees are constantly surrounded by large, heavy and often very dangerous equipment. Cranes in particular pose a significant hazard to the safety of railroad workers due to the potential for them to fall, topple, collapse, or drop their payload onto a worker beneath.
Heavy cranes are often used in railroad and rail yard work for a variety of functions including track repair, right-a-way work, railroad yard work, and various maintenance tasks. Some of the more specialized cranes used in railroad work are breakdown cranes and railcar cranes. Breakdown cranes are huge, heavy-duty cranes used to lift overturned or derailed trains and train cars back on to the rails. Railcar cranes are small, rail-mounted cranes with a high speed railway chassis that come equipped with a telescopic boom that allows them to transfer suspended loads along the railroad track.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a railroad crane accident while working, you have the right to make a claim for compensation. It is critical that you speak to a board certified Texas railroad accident lawyer at your earliest possible opportunity. Under Federal law, most injured railroad workers are entitled to make a claim for compensation under the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA). In many cases, the damages you may be rewarded could be significant.
To discuss your rail yard crane accident case in complete confidence with an experienced Fort Worth train and railroad accident injury lawyer, please contact the Anderson Law Firm immediately. Call toll free from anywhere at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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