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Special Employee Advisory

SEA – Northeast Regional Train 188 Derailment – May 2015 Northeast Regional Train 188 Incident AMTRAK is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Dear Co-workers On Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, operating from Washington to New York, derailed in northeastern Philadelphia. There were approximately…

What is Repetitive Stress Syndrome?

Repetitive Stress Syndrome is something that a lot of FELA lawyers and regular lawyers overlook. It’s an occupational injury  that occurs to many, many workers on the railroad during the course of their career. Take an Amtrak worker who takes a hard-throwing switch over and over again in snow and cold weather and rain –…

What is the Federal Rail Safety Act?

The US Railway Safety Act was enacted by Congress under Obama, and it gives railroad workers, for the first time, the right to sue the railroad if they’re being harassed due to an on-the-job injury. So if you get hurt on the job and you file an accident report, and the railroad starts playing with…