Illinois Railroad Worker Accident Attorneys

Chicago FELA Lawyers

Federal law provides for payment to railroad workers who suffered injuries on the job. Freight and passenger trains are both heavy and fast, making it difficult for them to stop in a timely way and ensuring that most injuries to railroad workers are catastrophic or fatal. In addition, the law covers illnesses that develop as a result of working conditions on trains, railroad yards or track maintenance facilities.

Contact a Chicago Railroad Injury Lawyer Now!

If you have been injured in the workplace from a railroad accident, Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., can help you. Please EMAIL or call now at 877-216-4213 for an immediate, no-obligation consultation with our experienced rail yard accident attorneys.

Information About Our Railroad Injury Cases in Chicago

At Rapoport Law Offices, P.C., our Chicago lawyers bring cases under this law, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Common examples of injuries in FELA cases include:

  • Neck and back injuries
  • Loss of hearing
  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Skin diseases
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Leg, feet and ankle injuries

We also handle FELA claims involving fatal accidents.

To prove a claim under FELA for injuries such as these, we must demonstrate some degree of negligence by the railroad or a contractor or agent of the railroad. However, the accident and injury can be the employee's fault as well. Our attorneys are adept at correctly distributing the degrees of responsibility for an accident among the employer, the employee and any third parties. We consult with safety experts, engineers, technical specialists and others to determine liability for a railroad accident.

Contact an Illinois Railroad Worker Accident Lawyer

To speak with a Chicago FELA lawyer, contact Rapoport Law Offices, P.C. From our offices in Chicago, we represent injured railway workers throughout Illinois.