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Railroad Worker Injury Law Lawyers In Pine Island New York

Pine Island is a hamlet in the Town of Warwick in Orange County, New York, USA. It is the largest community in the Black Dirt Region. It has the ZIP Code 10969. It gets its name from being slightly elevated over the surrounding land. In the days before the nearby Wallkill River was rerouted to control flooding, it would often be an actual island for a period of time in the spring. The Pine Island Fire District is centered here with the main station located on County Route 1, and a sub-station in the Hamlet of Amity, and the Amity Fire Station.

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 New York

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Federal court opinions concerning railroad worker injury law in New York