Why FELA is So Important for Railroad Workers

Working on the railroad has always been a hazardous profession. Injury or death can occur suddenly and without warning. If you or a loved one is a railroad worker who has been injured on the job due to the negligence of the railroad company, you may be able to recover damages under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act or FELA.

FELA Protects The Rights Of Railroad Workers

As a railroad employee, your rights to compensation for a workplace injury are clearly spelled out by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, also known as FELA.  FELA allows workers to sue railroad companies over their pain, suffering, and economic losses.

Congress passed FELA in 1908 as a response to the high number of railroad worker fatalities in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Before FELA was enacted, railroad workers and/or their families rarely received compensation for on the job injuries or deaths; in fact, the laws at that time were written to protect the welfare of the railroad companies at the expense of their workers.

Lubbock FELA Claims

Filing a FELA claim is a complicated process. There are many rules for submitting claims, such as notice requirements and strict filing deadlines.  That’s why you need Liggett Law Group on your side. A Lubbock FELA claims lawyer at Liggett Law Group is familiar with all aspects of FELA. We will put our vast legal knowledge and experience to work for you, fighting the railroad companies to get you the financial damages you deserve.

Injuries covered by FELA can include:

  • Slips and falls
  • Exposure to toxic substances, including exposure to creosote in rail ties
  • Burns
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Crush injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive trauma injuries
  • Occupational illnesses such as Whole Body Vibration Syndrome
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Death

Railroad companies hate FELA. They and their insurance providers will do everything possible to protect their interests and avoid taking responsibility for their negligent actions.

We Represent Injured Railroad Workers in Lubbock and Surrounding Communities

The rules pertaining to filing a FELA claim are complex and can be daunting to those who don’t fully understand the law. If you plan to file a FELA claim in Lubbock you need the services of a law firm with extensive experience in FELA railroad accident cases. Liggett Law Group has successfully represented injured railroad workers in Lubbock, New Deal, Wolfforth, Abernathy, Buffalo Springs, Woodrow, Plainview, Brownfield, and surrounding communities for over 20 years.

We are dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and rail workers who have suffered injuries as a result of train accidents or working on the railroad.

Liggett Law Group handles all FELA railroad injury cases on contingency basis. This means there are no up-front costs to you if we decide to represent you and you don’t pay us until you’ve won your case.

Speak With A Lubbock FELA Claims Lawyer

If you or a loved one is a railroad employee who has been injured on the job, don’t put off getting legal help. There are deadlines for filing a FELA claim. Call Liggett Law Group at (855) 955-HURT (4878) or contact us online. A Lubbock FELA claims lawyer will examine the details of your case and advise you on the best way to proceed.