Experienced Help With 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 in Columbus, our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience helping injured victims pursue the full and fair compensation they deserve. Contact us online or call 614-678-5072 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 Ohio 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.
Train Accidents And Derailments
If a railroad crossing accident, train derailment or other train collision happened while you were working for the railroad, we can help. We also represent family members of railroad workers who have lost their lives in these tragic accidents.
Train crashes and derailments often cause serious injuries such as:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of limbs
We have fought to find people responsible for such accidents and hold them accountable for their actions. We will fight for you, too.
We Can Take Your Case All The Way
When we say we will fight for you, we mean it. At Colley Shroyer Abraham, our attorneys are not afraid to take a case to trial. We have built a reputation for taking cases to trial. Our experience arguing cases in front of a jury is impressive, and the opposition knows our reputation. They know that we are willing to take your case all the way to get you the compensation you deserve. When we approach opposing parties with a settlement offer, they understand what can happen if they reject our offer.
Contact Our Lawyers For A Free Initial Consultation
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured while working on a railroad or trainyard, we encourage you to speak with us as soon as possible. Contact us online or call 614-678-5072 to schedule a free initial consultation. From our offices in Columbus, we provide legal representation to people from across the state of Ohio.