You're probably here because you or a loved one was seriously injured in an on-the-job railroad accident. We are here to help. This is page was made to help you in your time of need, whether you were hurt while working at the rail yard or you developed a debilitating occupational disease frome exposure to asbestos and were diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer:
Frequently asked questions
- Is the railroad responsible for injuries suffered by employees who are in transit to or from their
terminal in a company-supplied vehicle or service?
- I've retired from the railroad a long time ago. Can I still file a claim for an asbestos cancer or mesothelioma diagnosis?
- I was a smoker for many years. Is there a connection between smoking and mesothelioma?
- I've been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer. I was never told it was connected to the railroad work I did many years ago. Can I still bring a railroad injury or disease claim?
- More railroad worker injury/disease-related FAQs
Types of cases our railroad worker injury law firm has handled
- Railroad worker injury
- Occupational disorders
- Mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases
- Railroad wrongful death claims
- Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) claims
- Train derailment accidents
- Train wrecks
- Railroad crossing collisions
- Amtrak passenger injuries
- Railroad toxic radiation and chemicals
Our Attorneys Possess Immense Experience in Railroad Worker Injury Law
Richard N. Shapiro served various positions for the American Association for Justice, Railroad Section, the largest national trial lawyer group. In addition, Rick is an Executive Committee Member of the Railroad Trial Lawyers Association (since 2012). Rick also co-authored a leading text on railroad injury law, “Railroad Health & Safety-A Litigator’s Guide,” which is available across the country in law libraries (72 Am. Jur. Trials 1).
The firm offers two very important, special reports on FELA railroad worker rights and the secrets claim agents employ in injury cases. In addition, our firm hosts a site dedicated exclusively to railroad accident and FELA law. At the same time, several of our attorneys have been selected by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET).
We employ top railroad case investigators, all of whom worked extensively on the railroad and know the railroad industry and claims issues really well. These investigators can quickly and effectively find critical information, crucial evidence, and key witnesses to build your railroad injury case.
Overall, our firm has indexed over 1,000 legal deposition in railroad injury cases as well as related research files, railroad manuals, FELA information, and railroad videos. We handle railroad litigation across the East Coast, including cases in North Carolina (NC) and South Carolina (SC).
Our commitment to railroaders includes previous charitable donations to the Fallen Brother Fund, which provides monetary assistance to the family of any railroader killed on the job.