Hurt Railroad Workers
Throughout the history of American railroads, brakemen, train engineers, switchmen and other railroad workers have been exposed to hazardous workplace conditions which can result in serious injury or death. The rights of injured railroad workers are governed by a federal law called the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). This act, and other laws associated with it, provides special protections for railroad workers who are injured or killed on the job.
If you were injured while working on the railroad or a family member was killed in a train accident, you may be entitled to compensation . Contact our lawyers to learn more about your rights under the Federal Employers Liability Act.
If You or a Family Member Were Hurt in a Train Accident or While Working on the Railroad — Trust the Lawyers at Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C.
Under FELA, workers who are injured while working on or around trains are entitled to damages for medical expenses, wage loss and permanent disability. Unlike workers’ compensation laws, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) allows injured railroad workers to recover for pain, suffering and emotional distress if they can show that the railroad was negligent or failed to provide a safe place to work.
Because of the complexity of federal statutes, railway safety standards, locomotive inspection requirements, it is important that a railroad injury attorney have a working knowledge of the statutes, laws and regulations which apply to railroad injury cases. At Michael P. Fleming & Associates, P.C., our personal injury lawyers know your legal rights and can explain your legal options if you have been injured in a railroad accident.
Contact our Texas train accident lawyers now for experienced legal help with train accident-related injuries.