FELA Cases for Injured Railroad Workers
If you work in the railroad industry, you know just how dangerous this
job can be. It is for this reason that the United States Congress enacted
the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) in 1908—which
specifically protects the rights of railroad workers who are injured on
the job. Unlike workers’ compensation, this law allows employees
to sue their employers for work-related injuries if negligence was a factor
in the accident.
If you are interested in filing a FELA claim against your employer, you
should secure the representation of a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer
from Biren Law Group. We have the experience you need to build a successful
case. In addition to handling FELA claims on behalf of injured railroad
workers, we have also represented cases for people who were injured while
riding the train. Call now to find out how we can assist you.
Biren Law Group offers
free, no-risk consultations. Call today to schedule yours.
Your Rights as an Injured Worker
Unlike workers’ compensation, the Federal Employers’ Liability
Act allows you to recover all of the damages traditionally associated
with a lawsuit. In order to do so, however, you must be able to establish
that your employer acted negligently—whether they failed to enforce
their own safety rules or they created dangerous conditions that put you
at risk. In a FELA claim, you can seek damages for losses that include:
- Loss of wages and benefits
- Past and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering / mental anguish
- Diminished earning capacity
- Wrongful death (family members)
Your Rights as an Injured Passenger
If you were injured as the passenger of a train, you may also be entitled
to financial compensation. Whether the train crashed or you were injured
by dangerous conditions on the train, you may have grounds to file a
personal injury lawsuit against the owner or operator of the train or transit system.
These cases are often complex, which is why you should move quickly to
discuss your case with an attorney at Biren Law Group.
Train Accident Case Victories
Biren Law Group has recovered damages for numerous train accident victims,
including injured workers and injured passengers. Some of our most notable
Doe Families v. Roe Railroad: the families of two maintenance workers were paid substantial wrongful
death damages. We proved that the primary cause of the accident was the
employer's failure to enforce its own safety rules.
Curtis v. Metrolink: an elderly lady riding the train was paid $500,000 for a serious leg injury
she sustained when the train lurched. We proved that the train was unsafe
because there was no stanchion for her to hold onto as she stood.