Injured railroad workers are eligible to receive benefits for their injuries under the terms of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). As a result, injured railroad workers are not covered by workers’ compensation. Additionally, injured railroad employees are required to prove their injuries were caused by negligence on the part of their employer before they are eligible to receive benefits under FELA. Since the burden of proof rests on injured workers, it’s important to work with an experienced railroad injury law firm. Our experienced attorneys are prepared to investigate railroad injuries by consulting private investigators, interviewing witnesses, and reviewing pertinent company records to expose company negligence.
Regardless of whether a railroad employee is injured while laying ties or working at a desk in an office, FELA covers their injuries. We represent railroad employees suffering from work-related injuries including amputations, head injuries, exposure to toxic chemicals, crush injuries, repetitive stress syndrome, heat stroke, heart attack / stroke, disfigurement and back and spinal cord injuries. Before you talk to the railroad’s lawyers or agree to sign a statement regarding your injuries, contact a railroad injury attorney at Murray & Murray (800) 624-3009 for a free consultation.
What Constitutes Negligence on the Part of Your Employer
Under the terms of FELA, negligence on the part of your employer must be a factor in causing your injuries. Typically, negligence involves a violation of a duty of care towards the well-being or safety of others. In the case of employers, negligence could include OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) or other safety violations, refusing to remove hazards from the workplace, or demanding employees put themselves at risk.
Since each case is different, any number of factors can be involved in employer negligence. That’s why our lawyers investigate accidents, subpoena company records, and consult with medical experts in determining the nature, scope, and cause of our client’s injuries.
Our law firm understands the complicated requirements of FELA and how injury claims need to be documented and handled under its terms. We have represented clients in railroad injury cases involving Burlington Northern, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, Ohio Central Railroad, Ohio Southern Railroad, and other railroad companies. To schedule a free appointment to discuss your case and how we can help you, contact the law office of Murray & Murray today.
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