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Railroad Worker Injury Law Lawyers In Herriman Utah

Herriman is a city in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The population was 1,523 at the 2000 census. Although Herriman was a town in 2000, it has since been classified as a fifth-class city by state law. The city has experienced rapid growth since incorporation, and according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the population was 17,689 in 2008. It grew from being the 111th-largest incorporated place in Utah in 2000 to the 34th-largest according to estimates.

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 Utah

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

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Federal court opinions concerning railroad worker injury law in Utah