Every minute of every day, railroad employees face the risk of a catastrophic injury or even death stemming from a railroad accident. At Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson, Gaughan & Andrus LLC, we offer strategic advocacy to protect the rights and interests of railroad workers and their families after a devastating accident or wrongful death.
Railroad workers and their families are constantly at risk of having to deal with a serious injury from a work-related accident. If you or someone you love has suffered a railroad-related injury, assert your right to full and fair compensation. Contact us to speak with an experienced FELA and railroad accident lawyer.
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)
Railroad employees are protected by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), a law intended to increase safety and provide legal recourse for injured railroad workers. Under FELA, an injured employee does not receive regular workers’ compensation, and the worker may prove a claim that the railroad company was negligent. Even if the worker’s own negligence contributes to the railroad injury, the employer may still be required to provide partial compensation if the company bears some responsibility for the injury or death. For more information about FELA, or if you need to speak with an attorney, please contact our firm.
Railroad accident litigation involves complex laws and requires specific knowledge of FELA laws. If you are an injured railroad employee, there are several important steps you should take:
- File a report with your supervisor to document the railroad injury. It is best not to sign or give statements to claims agents without consulting a railroad injury attorney. A statement by you may later be used to absolve the company and keep you from being compensated.
- Contact an attorney who knows how to represent railroad employees. The attorneys at our office are well-versed in FELA law, and we can help you present the strongest case possible for compensation.
Our firm has handled significant railroad accident cases involving:
- Complex litigation and multiple plaintiffs
- Negligent employers
- Train accidents: collisions, intersection accidents, personal vehicle/train accidents, derailments
- Chemical exposure
- Wrongful death
Contact Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson, Gaughan & Andrus LLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana, for a free consultation, or call 337-478-8888 or 800-639-2524 now to speak directly with an experienced railroad accident and FELA lawyer. Choose your lawyer carefully.