Injured railroad workers are covered by the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA). Workers should receive medical care and other benefits when they suffer on-the-job injuries. However, getting the benefits you deserve is usually a challenge. It is best not to discuss your injury with a representative from the railroad without speaking with a lawyer first. If you give a statement, the railroad may use it against you to keep you from filing an FELA claim.
The railroad's priority is to protect the company from expense. To protect your rights, you need someone who will look out for you. At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., our lawyers have experience with FELA injury and wrongful death cases. We can help you fight the railroad and get your injury covered.
Discuss your case with an experienced attorney for free. Call 304-881-0652 or email.
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In the worst cases, railroad workers suffer catastrophic injuries such as burns, amputations, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. If you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury, you will need significant medical care and wage replacement benefits. We can help you determine the cost of your current and future losses.
Many railroad workers suffer cumulative trauma injuries, which are caused by repetitive stress on muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Activities such as loading and unloading cargo, lifting and carrying heavy materials, pulling a lever, or walking on uneven surfaces can cause injuries such as:
- Neck and back injuries
- Ruptured disks
- Shoulder injuries and torn rotator cuffs
- Elbow injuries
- Hand injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ankle and knees injuries
- Whole body vibration injuries
- Exposure to toxins
Cumulative trauma injuries can cause temporary or permanent disability. Working with our attorneys, you can get the FELA benefits you need to cover your losses.
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