Whorsquos Liable if Irsquom Hurt by Defective Equipment While Irsquom Working on the Railroad

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Who's liable if I'm hurt by defective equipment while I'm working on the railroad?
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Railroad work involves the use of a lot of heavy equipment. When this equipment malfunctions or does not work as reasonably anticipated, serious—sometimes fatal—accidents can occur.

Railroad workers have the legal right to collect damages if they are hurt on the job. Damages may include compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation costs, out-of-pocket expenses, and lost income, among other things.

If you’ve been hurt while working on the railroad, the New Jersey and New York railroad accident lawyers of Hofmann & Schweitzer will thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident and identify potential defendants. Possible defendants may include the manufacturer of the equipment, the company that repaired or maintained the equipment, and your employer.

Contact a New York or New Jersey railroad-injury attorney today for more information about your rights if you’ve been hurt, or if you’ve lost a loved one in a railroad accident. We will make sure that all the proper defendants are identified, and we will fight hard for your fair and just recovery.