Skilled Handling Of Railroad Worker Injury Claims
Most employees who suffer an on-the-job injury must file a workers’ compensation claim in order to receive the benefits to which they are entitled. However, railroad workers are not covered by the workers’ compensation system. Railroad employees must seek compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Because of the differences between FELA and workers’ comp, it can be difficult for injured workers or their family members to know where to turn when it comes to seeking damages for their losses.
At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience helping injured victims pursue the full and fair compensation they deserve. Contact us online or call 877-450-2697 to schedule a free initial consultation with our attorneys.
Making A FELA Claim
Filing a claim against a railroad operator under FELA is the only way for injured railroad workers or their family members to recover benefits that would be otherwise provided for under workers’ compensation.
There are some significant differences between FELA and the workers’ compensation; the biggest one being that there are no caps or limits on the amount of compensation that may be awarded under FELA. FELA also allows injured workers and family members to recover compensation for pain and suffering, and other damages beyond a loss of income.
Our attorneys understand how to navigate the complex area of FELA claims. We will explain your options and keep you informed of the progress of your case every step of the way while we help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation you need. Download our Know Your Rights booklet for more information on FELA.
Contact Our Lawyers For A Free Initial Consultation
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured while working on a railroad yard, we encourage you to speak with us as soon as possible. Contact us online or call 877-450-2697 to schedule a free initial consultation. From our offices in Columbus, we provide legal representation to people from across the state of Ohio.