Understanding FELA: Your Rights as a Railroad Worker

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and Your Rights as a Railroad Worker

Railroad workers have one of the most challenging and dangerous jobs, and the risk of injury is omnipresent. The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) recognizes these dangers and provides a legal avenue for injured railroad workers to seek compensation. At Cronauer Law, we are determined to help those who have suffered in the line of duty fully understand their rights under FELA and how to secure the benefits they deserve.

Types of Personal Injuries Covered by FELA

FELA extends its protection to a wide range of injuries sustained by railroad workers. These include:

Traumatic Injuries

  • Broken bones
  • Muscle tears
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Crush injuries

Repetitive Motion Injuries

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis

Occupational Diseases

  • Lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses from exposure to diesel fumes or asbestos
  • Hearing loss due to excessive noise
  • Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions

Railroad work can exacerbate pre-existing medical conditions. If your condition has worsened due to work-related activities or accidents, FELA allows for the filing of claims specifically for the aggravation sustained.

The Railroad’s Negligence: A Key Factor in FELA Claims

The cornerstone of FELA lies in proving negligence on the part of the railroad employer. An injury alone does not guarantee compensation—there must be evidence that the injury was caused due to the employer’s failure to maintain a reasonably safe work environment. It’s here that the expertise of Cronauer Law comes into play.

The FELA Claims Process

Navigating the FELA claims process can be complex and overwhelming, especially when you’re dealing with recovery from an injury. The process involves:

  • Reporting the injury
  • Gathering evidence of negligence
  • Filing a claim
  • Seeking the appropriate compensation

At Cronauer Law, our team has a rich background in handling FELA cases. We know what it takes to build a compelling claim and ensure you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Cronauer Law for Your FELA Claim?

Expertise: Our attorneys specialize in FELA cases and have a deep understanding of railroad laws and regulations.

Experience: We have a strong track record of securing favorable outcomes for our clients.

Empathy: We treat every case with the sensitivity and attention it deserves because we understand the struggles you are facing.

Dedication: We are committed to helping you every step of the way, from the initial filing to the resolution of your case.

Get Started on Your FELA Claim Today

Don’t let the complexity of FELA deter you from seeking the compensation you’re entitled to. Contact Cronauer Law today for a free consultation. Let us be your advocate in securing the benefits you need to move forward with your life.

Cronauer Law is ready to stand by your side. Reach out today, and let’s get started on paving the path to your recovery.