St. Louis FELA Injury Lawyers
The Federal Employer’s Liability Act, also referred to as the FELA, was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1908 to address the inherent dangers of working in the railroad industry. This laid the groundwork for railroad employees to recover compensation for damages sustained due to negligence on the part of the railroad company, its employees, or its agents.
With the passage of the FELA, railroad employees were given the ability to hold their employer responsible if they were injured while on the job. The Act specifically exempts certain railroad employees from state workers compensation statutes, making FELA the sole remedy for those employees who are injured while working on the railroad.
Although technology has made vast improvements to safety on the railroads, many of these jobs are still extremely dangerous. Working around the clock, around heavy, moving equipment, in a fast paced environment means that devastating injuries – even death – are not uncommon in the railroad industry. Getting compensation under the FELA requires the expertise of an experienced injury lawyer. At Bader and Murov, we have years of experience helping injured railroad workers fight for their rights. Let our FELA injury lawyers put this expertise to work for you on your case.
Workplace injuries on the railroad can be quite devastating – from medical expenses to lost wages to out-of-pocket expenses. Pain, suffering, and anxiety also come with trauma. The full costs associated with such an injury can be debilitating for any family. And, trying to get help from the railroad carrier claim adjuster or their insurance company – whose goal is to pay nothing – can be an overwhelming task.
We know how to navigate the intricacies of the industry and the FELA, and how that law will apply to your case. One of the benefits of employing our experienced team is that we have already handled these cases for decades, so we understand what is at stake. We work diligently in our practice to achieve full and fair compensation that not only covers medical expenses and lost wages, but also provides ongoing necessary support for you and your family in the aftermath of an accident.
The attorneys at Bader & Murov are fierce advocates for the individual, and we take pride in our diligent, thorough representation. We partner with our clients to dig into the details and do the hard work that results in success, including:
- Reviewing accident reports, FRA investigation materials, and all incident documentation;
- Tracking down all evidence, including videos, photos and surveillance camera footage;
- Interviewing witnesses, coworkers, medical providers, and friends and family;
- Hiring and consulting with professionals that may provide expert testimony on your behalf;
- Developing a sound legal strategy to overcome company tactics; and,
- Handling all communications with employers and insurance companies.
Oftentimes, our attorneys are able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement, helping to provide fair compensation to our clients. But, in the event a settlement can’t be reached, we will go to court to fight for you. We are experienced, precise, and relentless in our efforts to ensure that our client’s voices are heard and their financial needs are met. We are passionate about what we do.
We always work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you don’t pay for our services unless we bring a favorable outcome to your case. Let us help guide you through the complex workings of railroad law and the FELA. Allow us to fight for you and get you the result you truly deserve.
Working as a railroader can be quite dangerous but Bader & Murov is here to fight for your safety. Contact our FELA injury attorneys if you’ve been hurt by a careless employer. Call today for a free consultation.