What is the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)?
If you are a railroad worker and you have been injured on the job, you have legal remedies under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Under FELA, railroad workers can bring personal injury lawsuits against their employers for their injuries. In addition to medical treatment and lost wages, FELA also provides for pain and suffering, and other damages not available under workers’ compensation.
FELA is a fault-based system, so you must be able to prove negligence on the part of another railroad employee, agent, contractor or defective equipment. Seek help from our Western New York railroad accident attorneys at Campbell & Associates to make sure that you file an effective claim. We diligently investigate all details of the accident to find evidence of negligence. Our team utilizes a full suite of engineering experts, accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts to help prove the railroad’s liability and your damages.
Your Case Matters To Us
With millions of dollars in recoveries, we know exactly what it takes to achieve success. You can trust us to provide compassionate support and tireless advocacy every step of the way. We also make ourselves available to answer any questions and concerns you have along the way. Your case matters, and we do our best to show you that through our actions. We have represented numerous railroad workers in a variety of claims, such as:
- Derailed trains
- Lifting heavy objects
- Defective equipment
We know how much is at stake with this claim. We are familiar with the difficulties that clients face on an everyday basis, from financial struggles due to missed work to physical limitations as a result of a permanent injury. Our legal team will do anything to make sure that you have the financial resources to cope with all of the effects of your injuries. We always aim for the best result possible, and we don’t settle for anything less. Inside and outside of the courtroom, our team is prepared to work hard to deliver real results, each and every time.
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If you have questions about a railroad claim, we can help. Contact our office today at 716-992-2222 or fill out our contact form. We are here to work with you from beginning to end. Our attorneys have been handling these cases for over 25 years.