Representing Railroad Workers Suffering From Explosion And Burn Injuries
Millions of Americans suffer injuries from burns or explosions each year. Sadly, many of those injuries could have been prevented. Explosion and burn injuries on work sites — including on railroad lines or locomotives — are often the result of negligence or unsafe work environments.
If you are a railroad worker who suffered a burn injury, or if your loved one was injured or killed in an explosion, our lawyers can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to under Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).
At Bremseth Law Firm, we have been representing injured railroad workers across the country for more than 40 years. Our firm is nationally known and respected for the representation and results we provide railroad workers and their families. Let us work with you to find justice.
Common Causes Of Burns And Explosions On Railroads
All types of railroad workers — including brakemen, conductors, engineers, car inspectors and shop workers — are vulnerable to burn injuries. Second- and third-degree injuries are excruciatingly painful. Treatment often requires skin grafts from other parts of the body, and in severe cases, amputation is the only option. Explosions may lead to serious burn injuries. However, catastrophic or fatal injuries are also a serious threat.
Common causes of explosions and burn injuries include:
- Collisions with gasoline trucks or other vehicles at crossings
- Acid and chemical burns, including chemicals used for cleaning locomotives
- Electrical burns from extremely hot surfaces
- Malfunctioning diesel engines or engine fires
- Malfunctioning track equipment
We Can Help You Receive The FELA Benefits You Deserve
Whether you are seeking compensation after a loved one’s death or are unable to work because of a burn injury, you deserve to receive the full benefits FELA has to offer.