Railroad Employee Injuries & Federal Employer's Liability Act
The process for filling a lawsuit related to railroad injuries is distinct from other types of injury lawsuits. Railroad injury claims fall under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).
Railroad workers face unique challenges on the job, and when accidents occur, the consequences can be devastating. Fortunately, the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) provides a way for injured workers to seek compensation from their employers.
FELA is a federal law that recognizes the risks and hazards associated with working on railroads, and it requires railroads to provide a safe working environment for their employees. If a worker is injured due to the negligence of their employer or a co-worker, FELA allows them to seek compensation for their injuries.
Many recoveries through FELA will involve the following types of railroad company negligence:
· Failure to adequately maintain or enforce safety rules
· Inadequate employee training
· Insufficient staffing levels to perform tasks safely
· Failure to provide adequate equipment or safety measures
At Dickinson Bradshaw, we have a deep understanding of FELA and the challenges faced by railroad workers. Our Railroad Employee Injuries Practice, headed by Attorney Nicole Proesch, can help you navigate the legal issues involved in FELA claims, so you receive the maximum compensation available. As the wife of a railroad engineer and former conductor for nearly twenty years, Nicole has in-depth knowledge of railroad issues. She will work closely with you to investigate the accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf.
If you have been injured on the job as a railroad worker, contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your FELA claim.