Working for the railroad is challenging. Due to the nature of this career choice, serious injuries and deaths can occur as well as other unique risks & dangers associated with railroad employment. If you are work for the railroad and have been injured on the job, then you may file a FELA Claim. FELA states for Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) first enacted in 1908. The FELA was enacted to (1) assure railroad employees a safe work place and (2) provide such railroad employees and their families the right to recover workman’s / worker’s compensation if railroad worker is injured or killed in a railroad accident. Call us if you have been injured while working for the railroad as an engineer, maintenance of way worker, brakeman, fireman, switchman, welder, maintenance worker, mechanic, conductor, signalman, yardmaster, or other railroad job, then you may be entitled to file a FELA Claim for legal compensation and damages for your Railroad / FELA injuries. Call or email us today for a FREE consultation. A Michigan railroad injury lawyer at our firm can help you file a Michigan FELA claim.
Typical state employment compensation programs do not cover injuries to railroad employees when they hurt while working. Thus, employees should seek a FELA claim. In order to accomplish this, fault of the railroad must be proven. Employees, officers, or agents of the railroad must be shown to be at fault or partially at fault for the accident.
Railroad injury compensation can include:
For the unfortunate event that a railroad worker dies due to an accident or injury, the family who was financially dependent on the deceased may have the opportunity to recover economic damages. Under certain circumstances, additional compensation can be recovered for the family of the deceased without having to prove financial dependency if it is shown that the deceased suffered before their death.
However, recoverable damages for railroad employees are not simply limited to injuries related to accidents. Occupational illness or diseases related to their railroad employment can be recovered under FELA as damages as well. Railroad companies can also be held accountable if illnesses that were caused by the exposure to their employees of hazards such as asbestos, exhaust, or even creosote can be recovered as damages if it is shown that appropriate protection or warning was not given. This holds true for railroad employees who are retired as well if their damages were incurred during their employment.
The law firm of Moss & Colella has an excellent history of dealing with FELA claims. We are well aware of the dangers that come with working for a railroad company. Speak with a railroad injury attorney in Michigan at our firm today.
To find out more about what our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys can do for you, e-mail us or call us at 1 (800) MUST-WIN (1-800-687-8946).
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At our law firm, we understand that motorcycle accidents can cause serious injuries. Whether you or a loved one has suffered a motorcycle head injury, back injury or other catastrophic injury, we can help. If you have lost a family member in a fatal motorcycle accident, we will stand by your side.
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Our record for success is built on the fact that we are aggressive and that we do not back down from a challenge. We know the opposition may be fierce. That makes no difference to us. We go into every case with the full force of all of our knowledge, energy and creativity, ready to do everything it takes to see that you get the compensation you need to move forward with your life. For specific examples of Railroad/FELA Claims cases we have won, visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.
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