Railroad and Train Accident Cases
Railroad employees have unique rights under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), part of the United States Code, a body of laws enacted by the US Congress. The Federal Employers Liability Act has protected railroaders since the turn of the century from dangers and hazards associated with their workplace. Under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, and injured railroader is allowed to bring suit in court against his employer. He or she is not barred by the Worker's Compensation Act as are most workers, and may recover many diverse elements of damages, including pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, two areas of damage not covered by the worker's compensation remedy.
The attorneys in our network have enjoyed relationships with many different unions and crafts and developed a specialty within the railroad. The attorneys have represented workers against nearly all the major railroads within the United States.
Our attorneys have also been involved with cases which have presented unique and special issues regarding the application of the Federal Employers Liability Act as it relates to railroad workers. These questions include accidents which occur off railroad premises, actions involving persons who have been assigned to work by the railroad by their private employers and accidents which involve people who are not direct employees of the railroad. We also represent victims of railroad negligence at railroad crossings, and others who are not railroad employees, yet are injured by railroad negligence. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury on the railroad premises, contact us to discuss any and all issues you need to address in order to prevail against some of the largest and most powerful corporations in the world, railroads.
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