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Railroad Worker Injury Law Lawyers In Zap North Dakota

Zap is a city in Mercer County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 231 at the 2000 census. Zap was founded in 1913. The city was named by a railroad company official after the Ukrainian town of Zaporizhia which lies almost exactly on the same line of latitude. There is a story that it was named after the town of Zapp in Scotland however no such place exists. The new settlement also had a coal mine at its edge.

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 North Dakota

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...