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Railroad Worker Injury Law Lawyers In Juntura Oregon

Juntura is an unincorporated community in Malheur County, Oregon, United States on U.S. Route 20. The word juntura is Spanish for "juncture", and the community was named for its proximity to the confluence of the Malheur River with its north fork. The name was probably selected by local settler B. L. Milligan, who arrived in the area in the 1880s and who later served as county school superintendent. Juntura post office was established in 1890 and is still operating. The community's development slowed down after World War II, and on November 2, 1976, the town voted to disincorporate. Juntura is part of the Ontario micropolitan area. Ranching and irrigated pastures provide Juntura's economic foundation. There is a restaurant, motel, elementary school, and church, but the gas station is closed. Chukar partridges have been established in the area and draw many upland bird hunters in season. Portions of the Malheur River have been classified as a blue ribbon trout stream, although it is lightly fished. The USPS zip code for Juntura is 97911.

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 Oregon

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