You Are Legally Protected After Railroad Injuries
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.
We Help You Recover From Serious Railroad Injuries
At Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. our 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 Hold The Correct Parties Responsible
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
For a free consultation with an attorney, please contact us online. From our offices in Chicago, we represent injured railway workers throughout Illinois.