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Railroad Worker Injury Law Lawyers In Kincheloe Michigan

Kincheloe is an unincorporated community in Chippewa County on the Upper Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan, named after a defunct air base, which in turn had been named after noted pilot Iven Kincheloe. Kincheloe is located at the eastern end of Kinross Charter Township, just east of Interstate 75 and about 20 miles southwest of Sault Ste. Marie and 37 miles north of St. Ignace. It is on the area formerly occupied by the Kincheloe Air Force Base, which covered 7,265 acres (29 kmĀ²). Despite the loss of approximately 10,000 personnel living in the area after the base closure in 1977, the site has managed to survive the years since closing, largely due to the development of several prisons in the area. In addition to corrections, there has been some growth in light industry and at the airport. Chippewa County International Airport, Kinross Correctional Facility, Kinross Manufacturing, American Kinross, Inc. and Pickford Township Schools are now located on the property. In all, the local tax base had doubled, and the civilian payroll created by the new ventures had reached $110 million. Kincheloe is famous as the hometown of 2006 Teen Michigan Raquel McClendon (1988-2009) Kincheloe was also ranked by Forbes Magazine as #1 on its list of Worst Places to Live for five consecutive years before being passed by Detroit's Cass Corridor in 2008. Local water has been touted as the "Best Tasting in Michigan" The runway located at the airport is one of the top five choices for the space shuttle to land.

What is railroad worker injury law?

Railroad worker injuries are covered under the Federal Employees Liability Act which requires that a railroad maintains their fleet, ensuring that their trains are in good working order and free of defects. If a railroad does not comply with these standards, they may be liable for injuries to their workers. Damages railroad workers may receive include medical treatments, present and future lost wages and mental trauma. An injury on the railway can range from a minor sprain to a spinal injury so severe that it leads to death. Some of the most common injuries that affect railway workers are head trauma, knee injuries, back injuries, neck injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, brain trauma or spinal cord injuries. The Federal Employees Liability Act protects railroad workers and others as diverse as clerical employees whose day-to-day functions do not directly involve trains or outdoor activity.

Answers to railroad worker injury law issues in Michigan

In certain kinds of cases, lawyers charge what is called a contingency fee. Instead of billing by the hour, the...

Train accident injuries are not limited to catastrophic events such as train collisions. Trains are federally...