Railroad Amputation Lawyer
Amputation of a limb can be one of the most devastating, life-altering injuries a person can suffer. Not only is the injury itself extremely painful and traumatizing, but it can also result in long-lasting chronic pain, depression, and self-consciousness. In addition, the cost for medical care, life care, and the use of prosthetics can be astronomical, further complicating the mental and physical healing process.
Unfortunately, railroaders have an alarmingly high rate of amputations. Much higher than that of other industries. The continuous presence of heavy moving equipment puts workers in constant danger of amputation. In 2021 alone, there were 92 railroad-related amputations reported by the Federal Railroad Administration. Roughly one every four days. Whether you lose an arm, leg, hand, foot, finger, or toe, an amputation can be debilitating and can affect a railroader’s ability to continue working and earning a living.
The railroad injury attorneys at Doran & Murphy have handled catastrophic amputation cases and understand the overwhelming toll it can take on a person and their family. The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) is designed to fully compensate railroad workers not just for the physical damage a severe injury can cause, but also for mental, emotional, and financial suffering as well. An experienced railroad amputation attorney can ensure that the present and future needs of an amputee and their family are taken care of, so that they can focus on getting their lives back on track.
If you or a loved one is a railroad worker that has suffered an amputation injury, please call us today and find out how we can help you and your family get the maximum compensation you deserve.