FELA – Railroad Injury Attorney
Railroad employees work in an industry that is considered among the most dangerous in the country, and there are a number of ways railroad employees can be injured on the job. In response to the thousands of railroad injuries and workers deaths and work-related injuries in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Congress passed special federal legislation in an attempt to make the industry less hazardous. Railroad injury attorneys at Brent Coon & Associates are well versed in these cases and seek maximum compensation for your injuries.
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), the Federal Safety Appliance Act and the Boiler Inspection Act provide liberal remedies to compensate injured railroad employees. These laws provide for damages, including past and future medical care, past and future wage loss, disability and disfigurement, and pain and suffering. Despite the passage of these acts, there are still thousands of railroad workers injured in the United States each year, often because of railroad employer negligence.
Railroad employees also fall victim to regular, unprotected exposure to asbestos, chemicals, PCBs, diesel fumes, rail dust and dust particulates, cleaning agents, and various other harmful contaminants that often result in a variety of pulmonary conditions and illnesses.
If you need a railroad injury attorney, contact Brent Coon & Associates. We provide legal assistance and guidance to people who have been injured while working for a railroad. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, and loss of earnings. Protecting your legal rights and holding negligent parties responsible is our #1 goal.
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TPC Explosion Town Hall Meeting Monday. Get your questions answered!
When: Monday, December 9, 2019 Where: Groves Community Center: 6150 39th St, Groves, TX 77619 Who should attend: Everyone with questions or concerns regarding the TPC explosion Brent Coon & Associates will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, December 9th at 4:00PM, located at the Groves Community Center. BCA Founder Brent Coon…
BCA represents widow of first TPC related death
The widow of a man who is the first and potentially only person to have reportedly died as a result of the TPC Group explosion is announcing her intent to sue the company. Darlene Fontenot’s husband Trent had a heart attack shortly after last week’s blast, according to Attorney Brent Coon. She was one of…
TPC declared high priority violator by EPA following plant explosions
The Southeast Texas chemical manufacturing plant, owned by Houston-based Texas Petroleum Chemical Group, has a long history of environmental violations and been out of compliance with federal clean air laws for years. Brent Coon & Associates is taking claims regarding the TPC explosion. Click here to learn more. The Port Neches chemical plant where two…