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Protecting Injured Railroad Workers’ Right To Compensation

Railroad workers face workplace hazards every day. An injury related to your job duties can leave you in severe pain while you struggle to pay your medical bills. Fortunately, the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA, protects the rights of railroad workers injured due to an employer’s negligence.

At Englander Peebles, we have handled numerous claims involving railroad injuries. From our office in Fort Lauderdale, we help people in Broward County and throughout South Florida. Our attorneys have recovered more than $10 million in compensation for our clients, and our team is ready to help you with your railway accident claim.

How Does FELA Affect You?

Passed in 1908, the Federal Employers Liability Act ensures that railroad workers have the right to file lawsuits against their employers if the employer’s negligence caused or contributed to their injuries. It differs from workers’ compensation because FELA is fault-based while workers’ comp is not. Some of the workplace injuries covered under FELA include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Amputation
  • Paralysis
  • Fatal accidents

If you can show that the railroad failed to provide a safe work environment or acted negligently in some other way, you could recover compensation for damages such as lost wages, medical bills, loss of earning potential and more. Proving a claim is not always easy, but our personal injury lawyers have considerable experience and success.

Speak With A Railroad Accident Lawyer For Free

After a railroad work accident, Englander Peebles is the firm to advocate for your right to compensation. You can request a free initial consultation by calling 954-500-4878 or by using our online contact form. We work on a contingency basis – we only get paid if we recover compensation.