The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) was signed into law in order to provide a pathway under which injured railroad workers can pursue compensation from their railroad company employers in the event of an injury sustained as a result of their workplace related duties. FELA claims can be made directly to the injured individual’s employer, or filed in state or federal court.
Unlike workers’ compensation claims, an injured railroad worker must show that his or her employer was negligent. However, the negligence standard in FELA cases is lower than that of standard negligence claims. An employer alleged to have negligently caused a workers’ injury often will defend against the claim by arguing that the injured individual was comparatively negligent. If the employee is found to have been partially at fault for the injury that they sustained, this can dramatically reduce the amount of compensation he or she will recover from the FELA claim.
If you are a railroad worker who was injured in the course of your work related duties, contact Stern Law, PLLC for a free consultation with an experienced FELA attorney. We have caring and compassionate lawyers ready to stand up to protect your rights, and prepared to take the time and care necessary to address the individual facts of your claim. We pride ourselves on our continued attentiveness to our clients and understand that your FELA claim means a lot to you and your family. We work to aggressively pursue the best outcome for you, while keeping you informed on your progress throughout the process. If you have questions about whether you are covered under FELA, whether you have a valid claim against your employer, or the best way to handle your claim, call us today. We look forward to answering all of your FELA related questions.
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At Stern Law, PLLC, we have compassionate and caring attorneys ready to work with you in orderto find the best strategy for seeking compensation for your railroad employment related injuries. Contact Stern Law, PLLC today at (844) 808-7529 for a free consolation with an experienced attorney.