Blogs

Jul
29

Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Lawyers: Is One Enough? The Federal Railroad Administration Must Decide

FELA Blog

Does this sound right?  As freight train crews have gotten smaller, freight trains themselves have gotten longer.  If that causes you to scratch your head and wonder what is happening on our railroad tracks, you are not alone. The Federal Railroad Administration has to decide whether it should mandate that trains have a minimum crew

Oct
02

Pennsylvania FELA Lawyers: You May Not be the Beneficiary of the Oil Boom

FELA Blog

In our earlier blog, You and the Claims Rep: The Claims Rep Is Not Your Friend, I referenced the fact that railroading has always been considered an extremely dangerous occupation. Add exploding rail cars caused by highly combustible crude oil to the list of dangers. America is going through an oil boom. Enormous oil reserves

Jun
05

The Claims Rep Is Not Your Friend – Part 2

FELA Blog

Who is the claims agent? The claims agent is an employee of the same railroad you work for. His job involves sitting in an office, waiting to hear about an injury, and then trying, with all his might, to protect the interest of the railroad. You may be asking, why isn’t he there to protect

Jun
05

Pennsylvania FELA Lawyers: You and the Claims Rep – The Claims Rep Is Not Your Friend

FELA Blog

You work for a Railroad. It is not an easy job. More likely than not, you work outdoors. You work in all different types of weather conditions. You work during the hot summer months and in the freezing cold as well. You work around extremely dangerous equipment. It is not a job that you do