Seattle Train Crash & Maritime Injury Attorney

It is important to investigate a train crash as soon as possible. Witnesses need to be interviewed while their memories are fresh, equipment needs to be preserved for inspection before it’s repaired or altered, and the scene of the incident needs to be photographed.

The maritime industry has one of the highest injury rates of any industry in the United States.

Injured maritime workers (seaman) and railroad workers have the ability to bring claims against their employers. This is different from other workers, who can only obtain workers’ compensation from their employers.

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Railroad Injuries: The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA)

The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) was created in 1908.  FELA provides comprehensive protection to railroad workers and their families.

Given the nature of work at rail yards and around equipment, locomotives and rail cars, serious injuries such as burns, broken bones, head injuries and loss of limb are common occurrences.  In addition, many railroad workers are killed on the job each year.

As a railroad worker, you are entitled to compensation if your employer’s negligence caused or contributed to your injury.  FELA also provides compensation to families who have lost a loved one due to an employer’s negligence.

The work at railroads is unique.  Understanding how and why a job-reated injury happened requires knowledge of the nature of the industry.

Attorney Kevin Coluccio has been representing railroad workers since the beginning of his legal career over 30 years ago.  His experience allows him to get to the important facts involved in a railroad injury quickly.