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As a railroad worker, if you have an accident or are injured on the job, you have rights under the federal law known as FELA or the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. Martin & Jones attorneys have been helping injured railroad workers protect their rights under the FELA for nearly two decades.
Each year, thousands of railroad workers are injured and tragically some are even killed on the job. Many more railroad workers (or retired railroad workers) are diagnosed with lung diseases such as mesothelioma and cancer, due to exposure to asbestos, silica, diesel exhaust, solvents and chemicals that the workers were exposed to years and even decades earlier at the railroad. When a railroad worker is injured or makes a claim, the railroads retain skilled attorneys to protect their interests.
The FELA enables injured railroad workers to bring claims directly against the railroads where it can be shown that the railroad’s negligence caused the injury. Negligence is defined as the railroad’s failure to exercise reasonable care in its obligation to provide railroad workers a safe place to work. An injury could be the result of not providing a safe place to work, proper tools and equipment to do the job, or adequate help or training. A FELA lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date of the injury.
You should seek legal counsel and advice at the earliest opportunity if you believe you have a potential FELA case. Remember, the railroad claim agent is just that – an agent for the railroad. Our lawyers are your representatives. We protect your rights. We have been helping injured rail workers for more than 20 years.
We represent all railroad workers with their FELA claims, including those employed as engineers, conductors, brakemen and maintenance-of-way workers, We have successfully pursued recovery on behalf of workers employed at the following railroads:
Talk to our attorneys today about your FELA claim. Learn how we approach railroad injury lawsuits and what we can do to protect your interests. Call us today for a confidential, no-obligation consultation about your FELA claim.