The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is legislation that provides compensation for railroad workers who have been injured on the job. While they serve the same purpose as other workers' compensation claims, FELA claims are different from claims filed under state law in several important respects. Injured railroad workers need to have an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer on their side to ensure that their rights are protected.
At Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, we have nearly 30 years of experience protecting injured workers. If you are a railroad employee who has been injured on the job, call toll free at 888-837-3275 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.
The Burden Of Proving Negligence
Illinois workers' compensation laws provide an injured worker with certain benefits even if the injury was not caused by his or her employer. FELA claims require an injured worker to prove that the railroad was legally negligent in some way that led to the injury. This requirement makes the choice of a lawyer all the more important.
Our firm has substantial experience gathering and presenting evidence of negligence in countless injury cases. We are aggressive and dedicated advocates for our clients. We are not afraid to fight for our clients to get them the compensation they deserve after an accident. Our firm can help you get compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and other expenses associated with your injury. It is important to act quickly after an injury to gather and preserve evidence to help you prove the railroad was negligent.
We Have The Answers You Need
If you are unsure about your right to compensation, you should speak to an attorney. We can advise you of your rights and answer your questions. If you have been injured in a railroad accident, call toll free at 888-837-3275 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.