Railroad Accidents & FELA Claims in Louisville
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Have you or someone you care about been injured as a result of a railroad accident? As a railroad worker, you are protected by a special act which was put in place to protect railroad workers for injuries not covered under standard workers' compensation. This act is known as FELA (Federal Employees Liability Act) and it allows for settlements including pain and suffering.
Our Louisville personal injury attorneys from Bahe Cook Cantley & Nefzger PLC are very knowledgeable about FELA and have helped many injured railroad workers seek compensation for their injuries.
Types of Railroad Accidents & Injuries
Although working on the railroad is considered a high-risk job, this does not mean that you are on your own if you are injured. As with any other profession, there are steps which should be taken to protect you on the job and when there is a failure to do so, justice must be served.
A few common examples of railroad injuries we represent include:
- Brain injuries/concussion
- Broken bones/fractures
- Burn injuries/explosions
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Loss of limbs
- Disc injuries
Representation for Injured Railroad Workers
We represent all different types of railroad employees, including conductors, engineers, maintenance crew members, welders, and yardmasters. Our firm can help you to file a lawsuit to claim compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages. We are here to not only assist you in the steps of your lawsuit, but to offer you the compassionate support you need on your side.
There are many causes of railroad accidents and injuries, including:
- Unmarked railroad crossings
- Solvent exposure leading to brain damage and other diseases
- Negligent railroad companies
- Hazardous workplace conditions
FELA and railroad accident cases are quite complicated and require the assistance of a Louisville personal injury attorney. Our firm can represent you in the steps required to file a FELA claim. To make an appointment for a complimentary consultation, call us now at (502) 565-0035.