Workers' Compensation and Railroad Worker (FELA) Injuries | Romanucci & Blandin
Railroad workers who are injured seek benefits under the Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA). There is a different process for obtaining benefits in a workers’ compensation claim for railroad workers injured at work than for other professions. A railroad worker who is injured is able to sue their employer for damages under the FELA statute. A FELA lawsuit can be tricky and Romanucci & Blandin’s railroad workers’ FELA attorneys have the necessary skills and experience to get you the compensation you deserve.
FELA cases vary in that the employee has to prove that their employer did not provide a working environment that was safe and that their employer was negligent in a way that caused their injury. The employer only has to have been partially negligent in order to be held liable.
In most cases, a FELA lawsuit can get more for damages than a workers’ compensation claim. We understand that you or a loved one or family member who has been injured can suffer from serious financial, emotional and medical injuries. In these cases, workers can seek damages for:
- Lost wages
- Future wage loss
- Medical treatment
When a FELA claim is filed, you are then entitled to a trial by jury in any city in which the railroad does business. FELA lawsuits do have a statute of limitations, so it is vital to contact Romanucci & Blandin’s FELA attorneys immediately.
Free consultation with a Chicago-based railroad worker FELA lawyer
The workplace injury, workers’ compensation and railroad worker FELA attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin have proven success in these types of cases. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or wrongful death, please contact our office at Info@rblaw.net, 312-458-1000 or click here for a free evaluation of your case. There is never a fee until you are compensated for your injuries at the end of the case.
- Romanucci & Blandin Blog, January 25, 2021