The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) allows railroad workers to pursue compensation for workplace injuries, but only if they can prove their employer bears some of the responsibility. If you've sustained injuries in a workplace accident in Billings or Laurel, Montana, you need to get the help of a FELA attorney to understand your rights and available options.
The Law Offices of Bob Fain has successfully represented railroad workers in Montana, Sheridan and Cody, Wyoming, as well as Williston, North Dakota. Victims of railroad accidents can suffer from a variety of different injuries, including:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Back and Neck Injuries
Knee, Hip and Shoulder injuries
If you or a loved one is dealing with any of the above injuries, attorney Fain will help you navigate FELA law and create a convincing case for compensation to assist your recovery. Call now to arrange for a consultation with a knowledgeable FELA attorney who can make a difference for the outcome of your case.
Not every railroad worker is covered by FELA law. Your protections are based on a number of different things. Here are some basic limitations of FELA:
You must work for an interstate railroad to be protected by FELA
You must file a claim within three years of your injury or diagnosis
You must prove that the railroad's negligence at least partially caused the injury
If you are injured on the railroad, it is crucial that you do not sign any papers before speaking to an attorney. Reach out to the Law Offices of Bob Fain immediately so that we can give you sound advice.
The purpose of FELA is to promote safety in every area of railroad operation. FELA law imposes a requirement on the railroad employers to provide a safe environment for its employees to work. When you sustain injuries due to the negligence or fault of your employer, you have rights you need to be aware of. From Billings and Laurel, Montana to Sheridan and Cody, Wyoming and Williston, North Dakota, the Law Offices of Bob Fain is prepared to help you find a way to move forward. Reach out today for a free consultation.