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Illinois Labor Union Lawyers Representing the Railroad Unions (RU).

The major railroads in Illinois are operated by dozens of common freight carriers and thousands of workers are employed in this industry. Railroads are vital to the economy in our state.

There have been many new developments in safety stands for railroads workers, and the amount of railroad accidents has declined from years past. However, railway workers still continue to get injured at their workplace.

Differences Between Workers’ Compensation and FELA

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) typically covers railroad workers in Illinois, in a system that works differently than workers’ compensation. FELA cases usually take place in state or federal courts, where workers’ compensation cases are more commonly overseen by administrative boards.

Illinois railroad workers are generally covered under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), which is a different system than workers’ compensation. There are many differences between FELA and workers’ compensation benefit cases. FELA cases are generally held in state or federal court whereas workers’ compensation cases tend to be heard by administrative boards.

The benefits of FELA can be greater than workers’ compensation benefits, but proof must be given that shows negligence on the railroad company’s part that contributed to the injury. With Illinois Workers’ Compensation law, the injured employee does not have the burden of proving the negligence of their employer.

Workers’ Compensation Litigation Leaders

Our reputation for our aggressive litigation style has earned us a great deal of respect as workers’ compensation lawyers. We devote great time and energy into each claim for our clients.

Free Consultation with a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Representing RU Union Workers

Call 312-458-1000 or email. All RU Union worker accident cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay unless we provide results.

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