Jobs in the railroad industry are particularly hazardous due the size and weight of the equipment. When you are dealing with a 120-ton locomotive, there is no room for negligence of any kind.
At the Finney Law Office in St. Louis, Missouri, our lawyers have pursued compensation for injured engineers, brakemen, switchmen and other railroad workers since 1981. We also represent family members in cases of fatal accidents. Contact us for a free initial consultation about your case. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Your Rights Under The Federal Employers’ Liability Act
If you are injured as an employee of a railroad company, you are covered by a law known as the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. FELA is different from workers’ compensation in that it is fault-based. In other words, you will need to prove negligence on the part of your employer or a co-worker before you can collect compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, permanent impairment, pain and suffering, and lost enjoyment of life.
To protect your right to full compensation, it’s important to contact an experienced FELA attorney as soon as possible. It’s not unusual for railroad companies to blame railroad accidents on the injured worker. Your employer has a selfish reason for doing so, as your financial recovery can be reduced by any percentage of liability that is assigned to you.
Our lawyers understand how to establish negligence and maximize compensation for all types of railroad worker injuries, including:
- Crush injuries
- Hearing loss claims
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Back injuries
- Illness caused by exposure to hazardous chemicals or materials
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Protect your right to full compensation: Contact the Missouri railroad injury lawyers at the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to schedule a free initial consultation.