If you have suffered a serious injury or a disease from your work on the railroads, it can be daunting to fight the big railroad company on your own. The wealthy railroad industry has access to considerable legal and financial resources. To give yourself a better chance, you need an experienced attorney on your side who knows how to effectively fight for the compensation you deserve.
How Cooper Hurley Can Help
At times railroad injury or railroad accident cases end up in a settlement, but very often it becomes necessary to file a suit in court or even to take the case all the way to jury trial. Our railroad accident attorneys, John Cooper, Jim Hurley and Bill O’Mara, are fully prepared to take on your case and take it all the way to court if that’s what it takes to win.
We work with a team of railroad injury experts across the United States to develop powerful, aggressive legal strategies and legal arguments, and we can also help you document your injuries by recommending the right physicians who understand both occupational illness and traumatic injuries.
Railroad Worker Injuries and FELA
Railroads are highly dangerous places to work. Railroad employees are covered for their injuries under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), which allows them to receive compensation from their employer for any injuries suffered on the job that were caused by the railroad’s negligence.
Railroad workers can suffer injuries and even very serious illnesses from a number of factors on the railroad including spine and joint injuries from malfunctioning equipment or repetitive motion as well as the breathing of dangerous chemicals and substances like asbestos and diesel fumes. Although railroad companies are well aware of these hazards, they often fail to correct them, putting their employees at risk.
Our experienced railroad accident injury lawyers can help you hold your railroad employer accountable for negligence, pursuing the money you need to make a proper recovery.
Railroad/FELA Personal Injury Lawyers You Can Trust
With more than 50 years of combined experience, our personal injury attorneys, John Cooper, Jim Hurley and Bill O’Mara, are ready to help you get back on your feet again. If you are seriously hurt in a railroad accident, we will come and see you at the hospital or your home to discuss your case.
Every case is handled either John Cooper or Jim Hurley personally. Read our testimonials to see what our previous clients have to say about us.
Cooper Hurley, has its main offices in Norfolk, Virginia. Our lawyers work with clients across the United States on railroad cases.
If you have been hurt on the railroad or if you have lost a loved one in a railroad accident, please contact us at 866-455-6657 or 757-455-0077.