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Amtrak Worker Injury Attorneys

Amtrak Worker InjuryWorking on or near locomotives is extremely dangerous and even the most minor of mistakes can have consequences that impact another person’s quality of life forever. Amtrak employees knowingly assume the risks associated with railway work each day but even though they are diligent and mindful of their environment, accidents are inevitable when working with mammoth machinery that carries over 30 million people across the nation each year. In the event that the unthinkable does occur, it is important that Amtrak is held accountable to providing compensation for its injured employees and meets their financial needs during their time of recovery or provides compensation to the families of employees killed on the job.

Regardless of the nature of your Illinois Amtrak accident case, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC is committed to providing you with the representation you need to make the fullest recovery possible. Our office is proud to be the law firm chosen by many Amtrak workers in need of representation following an injury on the job. Contact our office for a free review of your case.

Types of Workplace Injuries Sustained by Amtrak Employees

When working on a locomotive or on the rails, there are numerous hazards and ways that employees can place themselves in harm’s way. The sheer weight and power of the trains that employees are operating or working in the vicinity of makes the potential for catastrophic injury much greater and the types of injuries that employees may endure include the following.

  • Exposure to toxic substances— operation of trains may place employees near toxic substances or fumes.
  • Pinch point injuries— trains are comprised of multiple cars with many moving parts that are connected to one another such as couplings and brake lines and it is possible for employees to find themselves caught between these pinch points. Having a limb tangled in between or crushed by these parts can result in permanent injuries.
  • Equipment malfunction— some injuries are not the fault of an employee but of a defective part or piece of equipment which fails to act as intended, causing an accident and bodily harm.
  • Derailment or collisions with vehicles or other trains— these accidents prove to be the most destructive in terms of loss of life and damage to property and employees are as much the victims during a derailment or collision as the passengers.
  • Poor safety training and lack of safety equipment— when working in such a dangerous environment, safety should always come first and it is important that workers receive adequate safety training and access to equipment that will minimize the risk of severe injuries.

Worker’s Compensation and Employee Rights Under FELA

Regardless of fault, all employees are entitled to receive benefits following an injury in the form of worker’s compensation. In addition, if it is determined that an accident was the result of employer negligence or the actions of another employee, victims may be entitled to additional compensation should worker’s compensation not be sufficient to meet their financial needs. When evaluating the compensation that victims are entitled to, factors such as medical costs, out of pocket expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering and loss of consortium are all considered prior to seeking damages to ensure that any settlement or ruling will cover their present and future needs.

If you’ve been injured on the job in an Illinois Amtrak train injury or your loved one was killed on the job, contact the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC to learn more about your rights as an employee or family member. During a free consultation, you will be able to speak with an attorney concerning the details of your case so that we may begin our own investigation into the matter and begin to build your case. We will then review all of your legal options with you along with all possible avenues of collecting compensation. Should it be in your best interest to pursue legal action, we will let you know what you can expect, including how long the process will take and the potential value of your case.

Our lawyers will never ask for any payment upfront or at any point during the process until we’ve been able to collect for you and if for any reason we are unable to successfully secure compensation on your behalf, our time and services will come at no charge to you.

Client Reviews
Jonathan Rosenfeld was professionally objective, timely, and knowledgeable. Also, his advice was extremely effective regarding my case. In addition, Jonathan was understanding and patient pertaining to any of my questions or concerns. I was very happy with the end result and I highly recommend Jonathan Rosenfeld. Michonne Proulx
Extremely impressed with this law firm. They took control of a bad motorcycle crash that left my uncle seriously injured. Without any guarantee of a financial recovery, they went out and hired accident investigators and engineers to help prove how the accident happened. I am grateful that they worked on a contingency fee basis as there was no way we could have paid for these services on our own. Ethan Armstrong
This lawyer really helped me get compensation for my motorcycle accident case. I know there is no way that I could have gotten anywhere near the amount that Mr. Rosenfeld was able to get to settle my case. Thank you. Daniel Kaim
Jonathan helped my family heal and get compensation after our child was suffered a life threatening injury at daycare. He was sympathetic and in constant contact with us letting us know all he knew every step of the way. We were so blessed to find Jonathan! Giulia
Jonathan did a great job helping my family navigate through a lengthy lawsuit involving my grandmother's death in a nursing home. Through every step of the case, Jonathan kept my family informed of the progression of the case. Although our case eventually settled at a mediation, I really was impressed at how well prepared Jonathan was to take the case to trial. Lisa