Switch Injuries Can Be Caused By:-
Out of Adjustment: causing difficulty to operate switch – switch lever stops unexpectedly or springs.
Not Maintained: the switch is not lubricated and is difficult to operate.
Obstruction: the switch points or throw rod hangs or catches on a plate, bolt or other piece of equipment.
Foreign Objects: a foreign object is between the switch points or around/under the throw rod and the switch cannot be operated (thrown) in a normal manner.
The railroad cannot legally blame you if the condition has been reported before your injury, or if the condition of the switch is something you cannot see through your usual inspection.
Railroad workers can collect for injuries under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, often called FELA. Injured railroad workers don’t come under worker’s compensation laws. Call the injury law firm of Wilson & Hajek for advice about how to proceed with you railroad injury claim.
Railroad workers can collect for injuries. Contact the law firm of Wilson & Hajek.