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August 2017 Archives

Dog bite laws and rental insurance

When a dog bite occurs, thoughts of liability usually come up immediately. The person bitten wants compensation for his or her injuries. The dog owner begins to worry about paying for such damages, and the landlord of the property may even be concerned about his or her liability, if any. A dog bite is an unfortunate situation, but when one occurs, the law usually steps in to handle liability issues.

Why railroad workers need underinsured/uninsured motorist coverage

Under the Federal Employers Liability Act, your railroad employer is required to provide a reasonably safe working environment. This is true whether you are working on your railroad’s property, a third-party owned industry yard, or any other place related to your work duties. It is also true if you are injured in a van accident during deadheading or transportation to a layover motel.

How do I submit FELA injury claims?

If you suffer an injury at work in California that is covered under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, you must file a claim using the proper forms and within the time limit to qualify for coverage. It is up to you to understand your rights and know what to do to file a claim. The Department of Labor states you must use Form CA-1 or CA-2 to file your initial FELA claim.

Caught red-handed: Railroad companies destroy evidence

For obvious reasons, a train crash may seem like a difficult event to cover up. Nevertheless, railroad companies have been caught red-handed multiple times trying to destroy or hide evidence related to train crashes and employee injuries, in order to defeat claims filed against them. It's a sad reality but one that those who work in the railroad industry (or anyone unfortunate enough to suffer an injury resulting from a train crash) must be prepared to face.

Railroad workers: Is your employer doing everything it should to keep you safe?

Many jobs in the railroad industry come with a certain degree of danger. That is why a number of regulations exist aimed at holding railroad companies to a high standard of safety. Unfortunately, those companies often fall short.

Amputations and the legal repercussions

While a large majority of amputations in the United States are related to vascular disease such as diabetes, a substantial number of amputations are due to a catastrophic injury. Whether it is the loss of a finger or lower limb, an amputation can make the smallest of tasks burdensome. California court systems may compensate those who have undergone amputations for various medical expenses and physical and emotional suffering.  

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