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Railroad Disability Annuities

Railroad Disability Annuities

Every day, railroad workers put their health and safety on the line for the sake of keeping the nation’s infrastructure moving. Most people have no idea how important the railroad is to our economy.  Due to the heavy machinery and extremely hard work our railroad workers endure, there is a significant risk of injury in this field. If you are a railroad worker and you have sustained an occupational injury, you may be entitled to receive a railroad disability annuity. At Hallinan & Killpack, we work with railroad workers who have sustained serious injuries and can no longer work. We can help you sort through your options for securing compensation. In addition, we can provide the legal representation that is often necessary to acquire the benefits you deserve.

The Total Disability Annuity

There are two types of railroad disability annuities available for injured workers. The first is the total disability annuity. It applies to railroad workers who are so severely injured that they are unable to perform any other type of regular, gainful work. You may qualify for a total disability annuity if you have been permanently injured.

To receive this annuity, you must have at least 10 years (120 months) of creditable railroad work. Under certain circumstances, workers with five to nine years of creditable railroad work may also qualify, provided those years of service occurred after 1995. You do not need to be a certain age to qualify for this annuity.

The Occupational Disability Annuity

The occupational disability annuity is available to railroad workers who are no longer able to perform their railroad-related work due to a permanent injury. If you have 10 years of railroad service, this annuity is payable at age 60. For individuals with 20 years of service, the annuity is payable at any age as long as you can show that you can no longer perform your specific profession with the railroad. 

If you’re unsure whether you are eligible, or even if you think you are ineligible, we invite you to reach out to our law firm today. We’ll review your situation and provide personalized guidance.


If you have been trying to find the answers to your questions about railroad disability annuities for a while now, you have undoubtedly noticed that there are very few law firms that handle these cases and there is limited information on navigating the railroad disability annuity process. This is a unique, highly complex area of the law that most attorneys do not understand and do not practice in. 

At Hallinan & Killpack, we take pride in taking on the most complex legal issues that other attorneys shy away from. We feel that it’s our duty as lawyers to provide legal assistance in under-represented practice areas. After all, injured workers are often the ones who need our help the most.

Our Commitment to Excellence

Due to the unique and complicated nature of railroad disability annuity regulations, it’s essential to work with an attorney who has in-depth knowledge in this area. That’s why so many injured railroad workers in Southern Arizona turn to Hallinan & Killpack. Our attorneys have been assisting disabled workers for many years. Our extensive experience in disability claims has formed our comprehensive and affective approach to disability cases.

When you become a client at Hallinan & Killpack, we will always have your back. Our attorneys understand the many intricate ins-and-outs of railroad disability annuities. We will work with you at every stage of the process to ensure you fully understand what’s happening and to make certain that you receive the benefits you’re entitled to.

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury as a railroad worker, you don’t have to navigate the confusing disability benefits landscape alone. Contact the experienced team at Hallinan & Killpack in Tucson at (520) 320-5240. We provide compassionate legal assistance with a personalized approach.  You will owe us no attorney fees, unless we get compensation for you.


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