Federal Law Provides Protection for Railroad Workers and their Families
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) provides basic on-the-job injury protection for railroad workers. The Act states that if a railroader is injured on the job, the railroad company must compensate the injured worker for damages caused by the company's carelessness and negligence.
The Act also protects families of railroad workers killed on the job by providing compensation to surviving family members for wages and other support lost as the result of a loved one’s death. Even if a railroader is partially to blame for their own injuries, the railroad still must compensate the railroader or family in proportion to the company’s fault.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a railroad worker accident, you may be entitled to damages including lost wages, medical bills, pain, mental anguish, lost benefits, scarring, and other related damages. At Crowson Law Group, our personal injury attorneys will stand up for you and will get you the compensation you deserve.
Should I Hire a Lawyer for a Railroad Worker Accident?
FELA cases can be legally complicated because of industry and federal regulations. At Crowson Law Group, we understand that these cases must be handled carefully. Our legal team has experience handling FELA claims. Don’t let the complexities of the legal system or insurance companies intimidate you into relinquishing your rights after a railroad work injury.
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If you or a loved one has been injured — or if you have lost a loved one — please contact Crowson Law Group online or by email, or at 855-677-9393 (toll free), 907-677-9393 (Anchorage) or 907-519-0193 (Wasilla) to speak with our Wasilla or Anchorage personal injury lawyers. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We proudly serve all of Alaska and are here to help. Your initial consultation is free and confidential.