Railroad Workers (FELA) Claims

Railroad Workers (FELA) Claims

Helping Injured Railroad Workers Pursue Fair Compensation

If you have been injured while working on a freight or passenger railroad, you may have a claim against your employer under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), a special federal law that protects and provides for compensation for railroad workers injured on the job.

At the law firm of Domengeaux Wright Roy & Edwards, L.L.C., our Louisiana FELA attorneys
have the experience and resources to help injured railroad workers pursue the compensation
they deserve for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Understanding the Unique Laws Governing Railroad Injury Claims

The FELA was enacted in 1908 in recognition of the dangerous working conditions railroad
workers faced at that time (and to this day). The FELA takes a fairly unique approach to
compensating injured workers, although the Jones Act offers similar protections to seamen.

The FELA provides for fuller compensation than is typically available under state workers’ compensation laws. However, it also requires proof of negligence on the part of employers.

As a result of our attorneys’ extensive experience handling both FELA and Jones Act claims, we are prepared to help injured railroad workers pursue full compensation for the injuries they have suffered. Our experienced trial attorneys are not reluctant to go to court if necessary.

Contact Our Experienced Lafayette Railroad Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured while working for a rail employer in any capacity, do not hesitate to contact us at 800-375-6186 or by e-mail to discuss your legal options with our experienced FELA attorneys.