Injured-On-RailroadThe acts of another employee are considered the acts of the railroad. If a railroad employee, even your own crew member, does something that causes you to be injured, then the railroad legally caused the injury. Examples:

1. If an engine starts moving without a signal and an employee is injured, the railroad legally caused the injury.

2. If an employee fails to give appropriate instruction/warning about a coupling and the other employee is injured, the railroad legally caused the injury.

3. If a supervisor sends two crews into the same track and causes injuries, the railroad legally caused the injury.

4. If a track machine runs into another track machine and causes injuries; the railroad legally caused the injury.

The examples are too many to list, but generally, if one rail employee causes injury to another, the railroad legally caused the injury and must pay for the injuries.

Railroad workers can collect for injuries. Contact the law firm of Wilson & Hajek.