The Law Firm is dedicated to representing people who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others. In the case of a railroad worker who has been injured on the job, negligence is governed by the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Whether you are an engineer, switchman, trainman, brakeman, member of a maintenance gang or track gang, or another railroad employee, if you have been hurt on the job, you may have a FELA claim.
Injuries covered under FELA may include the traumas one generally thinks of as being involved in an accident as well as repetitive-motion injuries, exposures to noxious fumes (including diesel exhausts), vibration injuries, hearing loss, and exposure to hazardous materials such as asbestos and exposures resulting in silicosis, and other such occupational injuries. Additionally, covered injuries may include both new complaints as well as aggravations of pre-existing conditions. FELA requires railroad employers to provide proper training to and a safe workplace for their employees. In cases of negligence that results in injury, employees may seek damages that include medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity.
They are many other special laws that apply to railway workers that could affect your case including the Federal Railway Safety Act, Safety Appliance Act, Locomotive Inspection Act, and the Railroad Retirement Act and you must hire a lawyer that is familiar with these laws to make sure your interest and that of your family are protected to the full extent of the law.