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Illinois FELA Lawyer
There are a lot of dangerous jobs out there, but few people face as many dangers as railroad workers. From train-related injuries to track construction accidents, if you have been injured on the job as a railroad worker, there are specific laws detailing your recovery options. You want an experienced Chicago railroad worker accident lawyer on your side.
At the Seidman Law Offices, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of all injured Illinois workers. We understand the specific challenges facing railroad workers and the recovery options they have available. By conducting a thorough investigation into your accident, we will help you build a successful claim, so you can get the compensation you deserve.
Protecting Injured Railroad Workers
Unlike most workers, who are protected by workers' compensation, injured railroad workers are protected by the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA. The Federal Employers Liability Act was designed specifically to protect the rights of people who were injured in any type of accident involving the railroad.
If you have been injured in a railroad accident on the job, you can file a suit against the negligent railroad company under FELA. The statute functions as a hybrid between workers' compensation and a normal personal injury lawsuit.
In addition to typical injuries suffered in accidents, such as broken bones and back injuries, railroad workers are often exposed to dangerous chemicals that cause disabilities over time. It is common for railroad workers to develop encephalopathy, which can cause irreversible brain damage.
Get Help During This Difficult Time
There are a lot of important details to sort out when you are filing a FELA claim. You do not want to do it on your own, but our personal injury attorney is ready to help you. With nearly 30 years of experience helping Illinois workers from our Chicago offices, we are ready to help you. Call 312-445-9034 or contact us online today for a free initial consultation.