Rail Yard Injuries

Chicago Rail Yard Injury Attorney

Representing More than 35,000 Clients Since 1996

Rail yards are a common site for Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury claims, as there are often times multiple employers and third parties present at the yard. Dangerous conditions occur when people work around rail cars and other heavy equipment. The train tracks themselves can become icy or wet and when working outside among these conditions, injuries are sure to occur.

The team of Chicago Workers' Compensation attorneys at Leonard Law Group are passionate about representing the rights of our clients. When tragic injuries occur, it’s important to have qualified legal help on your side. With decades of collective experience, our lawyers are more than capable of crafting a case that is fitted to your individual needs and circumstances. We take the time to develop a personal relationship with our clients, built on mutual trust and respect. Due to our personal approach and effective advocacy, we have obtained more than $1,000,000,000  on behalf of our clients.

If you have suffered an injury at a rail yard in Chicago, contact Leonard Law Group to discuss the merits of your claim.

What Dangers Do Railroad Workers Encounter?

Railyard workers are often exposed to unique hazards while on-the-job:

  • Being exposed to toxic chemicals
  • Being struck by moving trains or other machinery
  • Being shocked as a result of working around high-voltage electricity
  • Slipping, tripping or falling on or around rails or heavy equipment
  • Crush injuries from getting caught in-between heavy equipment or objects

Because they work around heavy equipment and machinery, rail yard workers who are injured often experience catastrophic, life-altering injuries or even lose their lives as a result of their injuries.

Liability for a Rail Yard Injury

In many cases, multiple parties are involved in the circumstances leading up to the actual accident. It is important to immediately report your injury to your employer and then contact a seasoned workers compensation lawyer for help navigating the legal details.

We help determine liability for your injuries by answering the following questions:

  • Were you working in a safe environment?
  • Were you adequately trained for your job?
  • Were you sufficiently managed or guided?
  • Were you warned about potential risks at your workplace?
  • Were you assigned impossible work quotas?
  • Were you assigned to work with unsafe equipment?

Our team will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident and help you fight for any compensation you may be eligible for. Our priority is your recovery and safety.

Call (312) 487-2513 Today to Begin Your Claim!

Since 1996, Leonard Law Group has established itself as a recognized and respected firm, serving clients throughout Illinois in various areas of Workers’ Compensation. Over the years, we’ve obtained more than $$1,000,000,000  on behalf of over 35,000 clients. This level of experience makes us highly qualified to handle even the most complex Workers’ Compensation cases. 

Contact Leonard Law Group today for skilled representation in Chicago rail yard injury claims!


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