Railroad Accident Injury & FELA Attorneys
Railroad Accident Lawyers
Injured railroad workers can collect substantial compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) if the railroad is at least partly to blame for their injuries. FELA coverage is not limited to injuries resulting from accidents. Illnesses like lung cancer and mesothelioma and repetitive stress injuries from railroad work are included. FELA claims often involve serious injuries, and the railroads have ample experience fighting the claims. You may need the help of experienced FELA attorneys to collect the full compensation you need and deserve.
The attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers represent injured railroad workers nationwide. We have extensive experience with FELA claims and we are here to help you.
In most cases railroad workers are not eligible for state workers’ compensation, and must rely on FELA claims to pay for the injuries they sustain on the job. Unlike workers’ compensation, FELA is not a no-fault system, so you are required to prove negligence or violation of safety rules on the part of the railroad in order to collect.
Luckily, a successful FELA claim is more beneficial to an injured worker and their family because the compensation available under FELA is much greater and can actually pay for all of the expenses, harms and losses including pain and suffering, caused by your work injuries including:
- Medical expenses and future medical expenses
- Lost income and future lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of benefits
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Why You Need a FELA Attorney
After all of your hard work and loyalty, you should be able to count on the railroad to take care of you and your family when you are injured, but in reality the railroads regularly deny legitimate claims, fight having to pay for the injuries they have caused, and discourage workers from hiring attorneys to represent them.
Meanwhile, you and your family are suffering financially and you may never be able to return to earning the living that you once enjoyed.
Experienced FELA attorneys can help you recover just compensation, so that you are not left out in the cold trying to find a way to pay the bills when you cannot return to your job. When the railroad causes your injuries by failing to meet safety regulations or another form of negligence, the railroad can and should be held financially responsible for the harm it has caused.
There are time limits for filing a FELA claim, so you need to act right away. In addition to the deadlines you face, the longer you wait to file the easier it is for the railroad to build a case against you. making a FELA claim as soon as possible helps our FELA attorneys conduct the most effective investigation, including talking to witnesses while their memories are still fresh and preserving other types of testimony which can be lost or destroyed over time.
If you are a railroad employee who has been injured on the job or developed a work-related illness, please call our experienced FELA attorneys at 866-455-6657 right away or contact us online today. Your initial consultation is free of charge and if we represent you there is no fee unless we recover compensation for you.