Starting in 1908, federal railroad workers, including engineers and brakemen, received coverage under FELA – Federal Employers’ Liability Act. This act was designed to protect the rights and safety of the nation’s railroad workers from dangerous working conditions.
If you were injured on the job, a FELA attorney at Goldblatt + Singer can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Because of the dangerous nature of railroad work, FELA claims often include:
Unlike workers’ compensation, FELA is a fault-based system and railroad injury cases can be complex. A FELA lawyer can investigate your claim and help build a case for negligence on behalf of the railroad or their agents.
Under FELA, injured workers are entitled to a trial, and as a result, FELA awards are generally much higher than those of workers’ compensation claims. It is essential to hire a lawyer with FELA experience.
If you or a loved one has suffered a railroad-related injury in Missouri or Illinois, enlisting the services of a FELA lawyer will ensure that your case receives the attention and skill needed. Goldblatt + Singer has recovered over $400 million for families in Missouri, Illinois and throughout the Midwest.
Don’t suffer without a FELA attorney any longer. Contact Goldblatt + Singer or call us for a free consultation and to discuss your legal options.