Railroad Workers Must Use FELA To Get Benefits After A Work Injury
Railroad employees are not covered by state workers compensation laws. Instead, when they are injured on the job, they are covered by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Claims under FELA are governed by an entirely different set of laws and standards of proof from a state workers’ compensation claim.
At Law Office of Richard F. Maffett, we help injured railroad workers seek compensation under FELA for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. We also represent the families of railroad workers who have died on the job.
You Have Three Years To Resolve Your Claim Under FELA
Under FELA, there is a three year statute of limitations that governs any injury claim against the railroad. This means that a claim must be resolved by settlement with the railroad, or a lawsuit filed in a court of law, within three years of the date of injury. Failure to do so will forever bar an injured employee from receiving compensation for their injuries.
If you believe you have a FELA claim, it is important to talk to a skilled lawyer as soon as possible. We can advise you on your options and answer your questions. If you have a case, we will aggressively pursue your right to maximum compensation. Our highest priority is to protect your rights and fight to recover the financial support you need after a serious railroad injury, or death of a loved one.
Contact Us For Help
Call us today at 717-233-4160. Or, if you prefer to send an email, you may do so using our secure online form. Initial consultations are free of charge. FELA cases are billed on contingency, we don’t collect unless you are compensated.