Workers injured in a FELA railroad accident face unique challenges in recovering compensation for their injuries, medical bills and lost wages for hours missed during their recovery. Since rail workers do not receive traditional workers' compensation benefits, having an experienced lawyer can go a long way in getting you the compensation you are entitled to under the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA).
Paul R. Bennett has years of experience assisting clients injured in FELA governed railroad accidents. Often, these individuals are denied benefits under the railroad's stringent compensation policies - We know how to get you the benefits you need when you have been injured. Contact our office through the form below or call (706) 327-7571 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your options.
Due to the railroads' opposition to providing workers' compensation for employees, Congress passed the Federal Employees Liability Act, a hybrid law that is not exactly workers' compensation and not exactly tort, but does offer protection to workers injured in on-the-job-accidents.
If you are a railroad employee who has been injured due to the railroad's negligence, you have the right to seek recovery for any medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. In addition, under the FELA guidelines, you are entitled to 100 percent compensation if your accident occurred as a direct result of the railroad's negligence.
We work diligently on your behalf to prove that the railroad was negligent, carefully examining the circumstances of your accident and the events leading up to it. Since railroads have long histories of cutting corners on safety, we have been quite successful in numerous cases in recovering damages for railroad employee injury claims.
Railroads employ a large number of attorneys to protect them against claims relating to train injuries. Fortunately, this is a niche practice in which we have considerable experience and knowledge. We know how to fight for compensation, despite the uphill battle you face against the railroad's defense teams.