Railroad Worker (FELA) Injuries | Romanucci & Blandin
There is a different process for obtaining benefits in a workers’ compensation claim for railroad workers than other professions. Railroad workers who are injured seek benefits under the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA). A railroad worker who is injured is able to sue their employer for damages under FELA. FELA lawsuits can be tricky and RB Law’s railroad workers’ compensation attorneys have the necessary skills and experience to get you the compensation you deserve.
FELA cases also vary in that the employee has to prove that their employer did not provide a working environment that was safe and that their employer was negligent in a way that caused their injury. The employer only has to have been partially negligent in order to be held liable.
In most cases, a FELA lawsuit can get more for damages than a workers’ compensation claim. Workers can seek damages for:
- Lost wages
- Future wage loss
- Medical treatment
When a FELA claim is filed, you are then entitled to a trial by jury in any city the railroad does business in. FELA lawsuits do have a statute of limitations, so it is vital to contact RB Law’s attorneys immediately.
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