Anyone can tell you that railroads are dangerous places to work. The industry experiences twice the number of fatal injuries that most other industries see, and that doesn’t seem to be changing.
Elk & Elk’s team of FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act) attorneys can help injured railroad workers understand their rights and seek compensation when they’re hurt at work.
All it takes is a phone call to 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446) and we will begin work immediately to determine what we can do for you.
Railroad accidents and the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
FELA gives railroad employees the right to receive compensation for work-related injuries that are the result of a negligent employer. Claims can include both physical and cumulative injuries. Injuries can happen to railroad employees due in many situations, including:
- Accidents involving freight or cargo
- Exposure to toxins
- Equipment failure,
- Train derailments
- Collisions with vehicles or other trains
Your first step is to report your injury. You should also consider an experienced railroad accident attorney to get your questions answered and help you pursue maximum compensation.
We fight all the way to trial to protect our clients
Railroad accident claims often involve confusing situations and complex laws, which is why experienced, knowledgeable attorneys are important.
At Elk & Elk, we have access to leading experts in railroad accident reconstruction, railroad regulation, health care, and other areas that are critical to your case. We work aggressively to protect the rights of injured workers. If a fair out-of-court settlement isn’t possible, our lawyers will take your case all the way to trial when necessary.
Call for a free consultation
If you or a loved one has been injured at a railroad job, we can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to by law. Schedule a free initial consultation with our law firm today. You may also fill out our no-cost online case evaluation form.