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Passengers Injured in Train Collision with Dump Truck

At least seven passengers suffered minor injuries when a Metrolink train crashed into a dump truck that was on the tracks of the Antelope Valley line in Los Angeles. Five Read More

Pedestrian Killed by Train in Prescott Arkansas

Patricia Hendrix was killed on April 1st, 2013 after being struck by a freight train while crossing the train tracks on foot. The Northeast-bound Union Pacific train hit Patricia as Read More

I Was Fired After My Accident. What Are My Rights?

A Norfolk Southern Railway Co. employee who reported an injury he suffered in a work-related accident was subsequently fired by his employer. The railroad carrier’s internal investigation concluded that the Read More

What is My Claim Worth?

Compensation claims made under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) generally generate significantly higher payouts than claims made under state workers’ compensation. In one case in Nebraska, a maintenance crew Read More

One Woman Dead and Several Injured in Train – Bus Collision

On Friday, April 26th 91-year-old Claudette Miller was killed and several people were injured when a freight train hit a small BART bus in Evans City, Pennsylvania. According to the Read More

Two Children Killed in Iowa Train Crash

Two sisters aged four and five were killed in the Iowa community of Batavia when the minivan they were travelling in was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight Read More

Don’t Suffer Post-Injury Harassment Quietly

A laborer for the Metro-North Commuter Railroad injured his finger in a work-related accident. After reporting the injury to his supervisor, he was initially told not to seek medical treatment. Read More

Signal Maintenance Worker Killed By Oncoming Train

New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) employee Louis Moore, 58, died in April when he fell onto the tracks and into the path of an oncoming train. The father Read More

Victims of Hazardous Chemical Spill File a Class Action

Victims of a chemical spill caused by a train derailment in Paulsboro, NJ in November have filed a class action lawsuit against the railroad company. Seven cars carrying hazardous chemicals Read More

Do I Have a FELA Claim?

William Grammar worked for Illinois Central Railroad for nearly 40 years until he was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2011. Mr. Grammar believes that his kidney cancer was caused by Read More

Train–Pickup Collision in Rudd, Iowa

Brian Leckness was killed, and Gary Eilers critically injured, on April 20th, 2013 after a train hit the Dodge Dakota pick-up Eilers was driving. According to the State Patrol, the Read More

Minnesota Train Derailment Causes Crude Oil Spill

In March, a freight train carrying crude oil from Alberta, Canada to the Chicago area derailed in western Minnesota, causing three tankers to rupture and leak up to 30,000 gallons Read More

Suit Filed by Workers Injured in the Louisville Train Derailment Fire

Leonardo Anthony Carrilla and Gregory Powers, two Illinois workers injured by fire during the October cleanup of a derailed train in southwest Louisville, have filed a lawsuit against the railroad Read More

Woman Hit and Killed by Train in San Diego

On Thursday April 18th, 2013, a woman was struck and killed by a southbound Amtrak commuter train near the Carlsbad village station in San Diego. According to sheriff's deputy Dawn Read More

Dozens Injured in Connecticut Two-Train Collision

More than 90 people were injured recently — five seriously — when two commuter trains collided in Connecticut. A train heading from New York City to New Haven derailed and Read More

How FELA is Different from Workers’ Compensation

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) provides compensation for railroad employees — or their dependents — who are injured as a result of employer negligence. Statistics from the Federal Railroad Read More

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