Chicago Railroad Worker Accident Attorney
There are a lot of dangerous jobs, but few people face as many risks as railroad workers. From train-related injuries to track construction accidents, if you have been injured on the job as a railroad worker, specific laws detail your recovery options. You want an experienced Chicago railroad worker accident lawyer on your side.
At Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, 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 thoroughly investigating 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 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 conventional 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. With nearly 40 years of experience helping Illinois workers from our Chicago offices, we are ready to help you. Call (312) 781-1977 or contact us online today for a free initial consultation.