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CPKC Railway Injury Attorney

In the spring of 2023, the merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern created CPCK. This is the only transnational railway in North America, running from Mexico to Canada. As such, there are 20,000 miles spanning from coast to coast in Canada, north to south through the midwestern United States, and into Mexico. Unfortunately, with such an expansive track, injuries are bound to happen to the 20,000 employees currently working for this company. If you were injured while fulfilling your job duties, it’s imperative to understand that a CPKC Railway injury attorney from Doran & Murphy can help you recover compensation.

Injury Attorney | Proud to Represent Injured Workers On the CPKC Railway

Those who work on our nation’s railroads do important work to keep the economy running smoothly. When these employees sustain injuries, it can be devastating. Despite significant advancements in safety measures, life-altering injuries still impact those who work on railroads.

What Kinds of Injuries Are Common on Railways?

Due to the nature of working with heavy machinery combined with employer negligence, injuries can often occur. Workers can sustain chronic pain, the inability to enjoy their lives, and astronomical medical bills. These injuries include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Fractured bones
  • Burns
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Crush injuries
  • Amputations
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Neck and spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Electrocution

Several accidents can cause injuries, such as operating broken or defective machinery, collisions or derailments, and coupling accidents. Additionally, if you are given inadequate tools or safety equipment or your employer fails to properly train you or your coworkers, you can sustain injuries as a result.

Am I Entitled to Compensation?

When you sustain injuries, you may require medical attention. As such, you can incur medical bills that seemingly never seem to stop piling up. It’s important to understand that if you are injured while working on the railroad, you are likely entitled to compensation. However, to recover funds, you must file a claim through the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).
Filing a FELA claim can be a complex process, so it’s essential to enlist the help of an attorney to guide you. Your employer and the claims department will likely request that you make statements or file paperwork. You should not do so until you have retained legal representation.

Who Can Face Liability?

The railroad company can be held liable for the injuries you’ve endured while working. However, to recover compensation, you must be able to prove your employer was at least partially negligent in the infliction of your injury. FELA claims follow a pure comparative negligence statute, which essentially means that your compensation award will be reduced by your percentage of fault in the accident. For example, if you win $100,000 for damages but you were 10% responsible, your award will be reduced by that percentage. You will recover $90,000 as a result.

Contact a Railway Injury Attorney Today

If you are injured and want to seek compensation for your employer’s negligence, it’s in your best interest to enlist the help of a FELA lawyer from Doran & Muphy. Our team understands how devastating these injuries can be. As such, our team is committed to fighting for you. Contact us today to learn how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

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