Railroad Accidents

Representing New York's railroad workers

Stephen R. Foley brings legal assistance to the victims of railroad accidents

Stephen Foley's clients include railroad workers suffering from:

  • Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
    • Asbestos
    • Diesel fumes
    • Metals
    • Cleaning solvents
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Repetitive trauma injuries
  • Amputations

The Federal Employment Liability Act (FELA) is a national law that governs safety for workers injured on the job for railroads that engage in interstate commerce. The FELA requires negligent railroads to compensate employees injured or killed while working to operate and maintain railway equipment and infrastructure.

Steve works for injured railroad employees and their families. His cases have yielded legal relief to:

  • Those injured during periods of employment for railroads
  • Those who work with railroad equipment
  • Those who work on railroad property
  • Pedestrians struck by railroad equipment
  • Motorists involved in collisions with railroad equipment
  • Others injured on railroad properties

Knowing the law gets results for you

Under the law, railroads have a non-delegable duty under the law to provide their employees with a safe place to work. Non-delegable means that the railroad is also responsible for the safety of property and equipment owned by other companies when it comes into contact with its workers.

The Federal Employers Liability Act also allows for compensation non-railroad employees for injuries sustained where the railroads negligence "played any part, even the slightest, in producing" the injuries for which damages are sought.

Some railroads are owned or operated by government entities. In these cases, laws called "tort claims acts" may apply to injuries caused by the railroad. Tort claims acts usually require that the government entity be given notice of the injury within a very short time, and prohibit the filing of a lawsuit unless the proper notice is given.

Steve can help you seek payment for injuries to yourself or injuries to a family member when a railroad accident interrupts your lives. He has experience with all kinds of railroad accidents including train derailments and unfortunate events at railroad crossings.

Steve and his colleagues bring relief and compensation to their clients who keep our state'../../">personal injury law firm in New York has succeeded in cases on the behalf of workers who could return to work in their original capacity, with restrictions, and workers who have suffered from permanent disabilities.

Get legal relief from your accident

Stephen R. Foley welcomes you with a free in-person initial consultation to begin the legal aspects of your recovery from personal injuries. From slips and falls to collisions with snowmobiles, Steve and his colleagues give you comprehensive legal help to restore your financial health. His downtown Buffalo office looks forward to your toll-free call—866-675-1062. You can also inquire through the online form on his contact page. Let him hear from you today.