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FELA - Federal Employers' Liability Act Lawyers
Since the first rail lines were laid in America, railroad workers have faced significant dangers while on the job. In fact, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, railroad employees deal with more on-the-job dangers than any other workers in the private or public sectors, which means they're at higher risk of injury and even death.
What Is FELA?
FELA is the Federal Employers' Liability Act, created in 1908 to provide railroad workers with important protections if they're injured on the job. Under FELA, railroad workers can file compensation claims directly against the rail company.
FELA claims depend on your ability to show that your injury occurred as the result of the railroad company's negligence – not an easy task, and certainly not something you can easily do on your own. Plus, the railroad company will be battling you every step of the way to avoid paying your claim. That means you need an experienced railroad lawyer on your side to help you fight back.
Act Now to Protect Your Rights
FELA claims must be filed within three years of the date of injury, and while that may sound like plenty of time, it's important to understand that building a strong and effective case isn't something that happens over night. The sooner you begin working with an experienced railroad lawyer, the easier it will be to develop a comprehensive claim that accurately and definitively represents your side.
At Rail Justice, our personal injury lawyers have substantial experience helping railroad workers who are injured protect their rights and receive compensation for their injuries. We understand the FELA process and we know how to build strong, effective cases. When it comes to filing a claim for a railroad injury, time is of the essence, so don't delay. Call our office today at 888-519-RAIL (7245) and schedule a consultation.
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