Train Accident Lawyer in San Antonio, TX
Common Railroad-Related Injuries
Many jobs in the railroad industry are dangerous. Unfortunately, serious personal injury in this industry is not uncommon. Many railroad employees are injured in slips, trips, and falls on the crushed gravel or other ballast that forms the railroad bed.
The injuries railroad workers suffer manifest themselves in many forms, including hearing loss due to exposure to high decibel level sounds, neurological disorders from exposure to toxic solvents and chemicals, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The most common injuries, however, are back and neck injuries. These injuries often result from job requirements that involve excessive heavy lifting. Injuries can also be caused by unsafe working conditions, defective tools, or faulty equipment.