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Railroad Worker Injury Law Lawyers In Suttons Bay Michigan

Suttons Bay is a village in Leelanau County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 589 at the 2000 census. The village was incorporated in 1898 and is located within Suttons Bay Township. The community is named for one of the first settlers of European decent, Harry C. Sutton, who arrived in 1854. He arrived with a crew of woodsmen to supply fuel for passing wood steamboats. In 1903 the Traverse City, Leelanau, and Manistique Railroad began a route between Traverse City to the South and Northport to the North, stopping at Suttons Bay, as well as Hatch's Crossing, Fountain Point, Bingham, Keswick, and Omena. Before the turn of the 20th century, four churches had been established—two Lutheran, one Catholic, and one Congregational. In 1920, Leelanau County voters approved moving the county seat to Suttons Bay, but the move never took place. Suttons Bay has a school; the sports mascot is a Viking, hence the nickname "Suttons Bay Norsemen. " The town is home to the county's only movie theater, opened in 1946. It is now owned by Bob Bahle, and was renovated in 1977. Its fare consists of unique art house films, and occasionally the theater hosts plays & concerts. The town has a clothing store that has been owned by one family over four generations called "Bahles. " The original store started as a "dry-goods" business in 1876 by Lars Bahle, an immigrant from Norway. Anna Hawkins married Patrick Hawkins in 1943 and moved to the family farm located four miles south of town while Patrick served in the U.S. Army in Italy. Activities in Suttons Bay include the Suttons Bay Jazzfest and the Suttons Bay Art Festival. Suttons Bay also is highly embedded in the cherry industry, producing sweet and tart cherries of many varieties. Harvest operations usually take place in mid-July and run sometimes into August.

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

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Federal court opinions concerning railroad worker injury law in Michigan