If you work for a railroad and are injured on the job, your sole remedy is likely to be the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Unlike workers compensation, a recovery under FELA requires railroaders to prove fault on the part of the railroad.
Most railroad workers have little knowledge regarding the complex federal statute that governs this area. Railroads have little incentive to provide information to injured workers, knowing that they may be the ones who are going to foot the bill for the injuries.
Jack Strellis, one of our founding attorneys, is a card-carrying member of the railroad union. Jack understands the frustration that often accompanies an injured railroad worker’s case. Through the years Strellis & Field has successfully resolved cases with the following railroad workers: engineers, brakemen, red caps, ticketing personnel and laborers.
Regardless of your position at the railroad, we are ready to help you with your injury claim. Contact Strellis & Field to speak to a railroad lawyer today.
For more information on our railroad accident practice, we invite you to contact us, or call us at (312) 201-0000.