FELA Railroad Accidents
The Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA) and corresponding federal regulations dictate that a railroad maintain its fleet, ensuring that their trains are in good working order and free from defects. If a railroad fails to comply with these standards, they may be 100% liable for your damages.
The Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA) was enacted to help injured railroad workers and their families bring claims against their employers. If a railroad employer is negligent, even in a small way, a FELA claim can be filed. Complete fault on the part of the railroad is not required in order for you to file and win your FELA claim.
Railroad accidents can include:
- Train crashes
- Falls from trains
- Fires and burns
- Slip and fall
- Back injuries from lifting
Common injuries affecting railway workers include:
- Head trauma and brain injuries
- Knee injuries
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Crush injuries
Railroads are large, powerful, wealthy companies, and they start preparing their defense as soon one of their employees is injured. You need someone on your side to start planning in your best interests. The railroad, its claim agents, investigators and lawyers fight hard to prove that the railroad has no responsibility in nearly every case.
If you need help filing your claim or believe that your case is being undervalued please do not hesitate to contact us today. The work injury lawyers at Liggett Law Group understand the applicable railroad industry regulations and laws. Please call us today for your free consultation.