Railroad Accidents (FELA)


Chicago FELA Attorneys

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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 a FELA attorney who is experienced in handling claims.

Many times railroad companies deny these claims and attempt to limit any recovery, so it is critical to have a FELA lawyer who will fight for you and your family.

Contact Our Chicago FELA Lawyers

At Trapp & Geller, our FELA attorneys 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.

Contact us today online or by telephone at 312-818-2591 to discuss your case with an experienced FELA law firm.

Common Types of Railroad Accidents

Our Chicago FELA attorneys have won numerous cases for injured railroad workers. Examples of 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
  • Slip-and-falls

Are you Eligible for FELA Benefits?

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.


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205 W Wacker Dr., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
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Phone: 312-368-1444
Fax: 312-263-1108

The law offices of Trapp & Geller, located in downtown Chicago, serves clients throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and the State of Illinois.