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Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Railroad Worker's Retirement

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting a recently retired railroad conductor with 39 years of service under his belt. Unfortunately, a lifetime of hard work on the railroad has destroyed his health and left him with several significant injuries. Most significantly, he has carpal tunnel syndrome which was cause by years of repetitive stress work involving his arms and hands. He also has back and knee problems from walking on ballast and riding locomotive engines that cause vibration related injuries. Instead of being able to enjoy the fruits of his labor, he is going to doctors and looking at surgeries. When are we going to changes that help workers avoid these injuries. Good ergonomic practices need to be instituted! Maybe another lawsuit will help.
On the bright side, if you are home and have time, the Australian Open has provided some entertaining tennis matches. I leave the tv on and try to catch snippets of the matches as I get kids ready for bed and catch up on chores. So I really don't think the term "addict" is fair when used to describe my limited viewing of these matches.

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