FELA & The Injured Railroad Worker

Railroad worker

WHY AN INJURED RAILROADER NEEDS
AN EXPERIENCED FELA LAWYER

Injured railroad workers are covered under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).  They are NOT covered by Workers' Compensation and are NOT entitled to automatically recover damages.  Instead, injured railroad workers must prove the railroad was negligent in failing to furnish a reasonably safe work place and/or the proper equipment for work. 

The railroad in order to deflect negligence immediately after an accident involving an injury has its claim agents and attorneys begin protecting its interests – not the injured railroader’s. 

The claim agent takes witness statements, investigates the railroad accident scene / equipment, and reviews the facts. The claim agent may even attempt to take the injured railroader’s statement at the hospital, while medicated - again, to minimize the railroad's liability and maximize the worker’s responsibility. The railroad claim agent might also attempt to stop the injured worker from exercising his right to choose treating physician(s) and push the injured railroader to treat with a company doctor who is loyal to the railroad.

This is why if you are injured at work on the railroad you hire a personal injury lawyer experienced with FELA claims and railroad injury litigation.

HOEY & FARINA, P.C. ARE EXPERIENCED FELA LAWYERS. 

Our railroad injury attorneys understand the complex litigation of railroad injury claims and have obtained record verdicts and settlements against the railroads.   Hoey & Farina, P.C. has had the privilege of representing injured railroad workers who are members of many railroad crafts and unions:  

We also work hard to protect the rights of injured railroad workers and their families before an accident happens, by providing important information concerning safety issues and rail industry news through free:

If you have suffered a serious injury, or the wrongful death of a family member, call the experienced FELA lawyers / railroad accident attorneys of Hoey & Farina, P.C. at 1-888-425-1212, or complete this form, for your free consultation.  Hoey & Farina represents injured railroaders  throughout the United States.

HOEY & FARINA, P.C.

542 South Dearborn Street
Suite 200
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Main: (312) 939-1212
Toll Free: (888) 425-1212
Fax: (312) 939-7842
Email: info@hoeyfarina.com
 
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