Protection For Railroad Workers

Working on railroads is a dangerous job, and job-related injuries can be catastrophic. The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was enacted to help railroad workers recover for injuries sustained on the job. FELA claims are different from any other workers' compensation and personal injury case, and are subject to their own procedures and restrictions. Having a skilled attorney working for you is a great asset.

At Bizzieri Law Offices, our years of experience in personal injury and FELA claims can help you get the compensation you deserve.

You Deserve A Safe Work Environment

The most essential part of a FELA claim is establishing that your employer somehow failed to provide a reasonably safe work environment, and that failure is what caused the injury. Railroad companies and other employers have a duty to establish a reasonably safe work environment, including providing the proper:

  • Equipment
  • Tools
  • Safety devices

Employers are also expected to conduct safety inspections and provide adequate training to employees.

If you are a railroad worker who has been injured on the job, you may be able to recover compensation for past and future lost wages, medical treatment, pain and suffering, and mental distress. A FELA claim can also compensate a railroad worker's spouse and children if the injury results in the worker's death.

Hiring a lawyer experienced in FELA cases is the first step toward proving your case. We can help you find experts and guide you through the complicated issues that arise in railroad injury cases.

Have An Experienced Attorney Evaluate Your Claim

FELA is intended to give injured railroad workers the help they need. If you or a loved one is a railroad worker injured on the job, call our Chicago office at 773-917-6096 to schedule a free consultation where we can evaluate your potential FELA claim. You may also send us a message 24/7 through our online contact form.