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The Importance Of Underinsured And Uninsured Motorist Coverage

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Part of every railroaders daily existence is the process of deadheading from one work location to another. It is important to remember that under the Federal Employers Liability Act, the railroad is required to provide you with a reasonably safe place in which to work. This duty extends to the premises of third parties,… Read More »

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Why We Need The FELA

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at two (2) Union Meetings, one in West Seneca, New York and the other in Altoona, Pennsylvania. One of the themes of the presentation dealt with the importance of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). We had some really good discussions and I thought it would be… Read More »

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What Makes A Good Railroad Injury Case?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

I am often asked by clients, perspective clients and railroad employees I meet throughout my travels about what makes a good railroad (injury) case. Well, that is a difficult question to answer. I always start out by reminding railroaders that the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), is a negligence based law. The law requires… Read More »

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Beware Of The Railroad’s Release

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

I was recently working on a Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA) Whistleblower Case involving an argument by the Railroad that my client’s claim had been released. It reminded me that the Railroads as a whole are becoming much more aggressive with their Releases. While it is not an issue when a railroad employee with… Read More »

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Injured Employee’s Rights With Regard To Medical Treatment

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Whenever an employee is injured during the course of their employment on a Railroad, it is important to understand that the employee can seek medical treatment with health care providers of his or her choice. This right is ingrained in the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and is one of the most important rights… Read More »

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Partner Matt Darby Joins ARLA Board

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Partner Matt Darby has recently been elected a board member of ARLA. ARLA, the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, is a professional association of plaintiffs’ attorneys whose practice includes the representation of railroad workers and their families under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). To read more about ARLA click here. By Matt Darby

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FRA Shuts Down Due To Lack Of Appropriations

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The Federal Rail Administration (FRA) is a victim of the federal government shutdown: read about it here. By Matt Darby

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Recorded Statements Are A Bad Idea

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Often after a Railroader gets injured on the job, he or she receives a friendly phone call from a claim’s agent requesting a recorded statement concerning how the accident occurred and the injuries sustained. Often, the claim’s agent makes it appear that such a statement is standard procedure and is required by the Railroad’s… Read More »

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CSX Injury / Illness Report

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Over the next several weeks, I am going to focus on the importance of properly completing an injury report. Failure to properly complete a Railroad’s injury report can seriously damage a potential FELA claim. I will start with the CSX Transportion, Inc.’s injury/ illness report. The CSXT injury report is called a PI-1A. It… Read More »

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BSGFD Railroad App

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP has developed a new Railroad App. It contains information regarding FELA and FRSA claims as well as information about the firm. It also contains links for easy contact with Matt. It can be dowloaded here or here. By Matt Darby

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