Railroad workers are not covered by workers’ compensation law but rather a complex set of laws called the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA. If you work in the railroad industry and have suffered a workplace injury, it is important to consult with an attorney who is experienced in handling FELA claims.
At Trapp & Geller, our lawyers represent injured railroad workers from Chicago, throughout Cook County and across Illinois. We can help you pursue fair and just compensation for your railroad accident injury. Many times the railroad companies deny these claims and attempt to limit any recovery, so it is critical to have an attorney who will fight for you and your family.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-818-2591 to discuss your case with an experienced Chicago railroad accident attorney.
FELA Claims For Injured Railroad Workers
Under FELA, injured railroad workers are entitled to reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages. In order to be eligible for FELA benefits, the injured worker must be able to prove that the injury was sustained on the job and that it was caused at least in part by negligence by the employer, a fellow employee or equipment manufacturer.
Examples of railroad accidents that can result in FELA claims include:
- Train collisions
- Train derailments
- Falls from cars and platforms
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- Shifting or falling cargo
- Lifting and back injuries
- Improper switch maintenance
Whatever the cause of your railroad-related accident, our Illinois injury attorneys can help you with all aspects of your FELA claim. We represent clients employed by railroad companies such as Amtrak, Metra, Union Pacific, Burlington Northern, CSX, Norfolk Southern, Canadian National, Illinois Central, Canadian Pacific, Kansas City Southern and BNSF Railway.
Reach Out to a Dedicated Illinois FELA Law Firm
If you have suffered a railroad injury, tell us about your story so we can help. We offer free initial consultations. Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-818-2591to discuss your case with a knowledgeable Amtrak accident lawyer.