If you have been injured while working for an interstate railroad or train company - such as Burlingont Northern or Union Pacific - you are entitled to seek compensation under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA). However, in order to make a successful claim, you must be able to prove that your employer's negligence was at least in part to blame for your injuries occurring. It is a good idea to consult with a Board Certified personal injury lawyer who handles FELA claims in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and throughout Texas in order to establish the best possible case, thereby giving you the greatest chance of a full and fair recovery.
Establishing Railroad Negligence
Under FELA, an injured train or railroad employee has a right to make a claim for damages so long as negligence on behalf of the railroad company was at least in some part to blame for the accident, incident or event which resulted in your injury.
Unlike most personal injury or wrongful death claims which can be made under Texas civil law, FELA has a relaxed causation standard. This means that it is not necessary to prove that your employer was solely or even mostly at fault for your injury occurring. If your lawyer is able to prove that the railroad company was even partially at fault, then you are able to make a successful claim for compensation.
A train company can be considered negligent under FELA if they knew, or by the exercise of due care should have known, that its conduct was inadequate to protect its employees from harm.
Why You Need a FELA Lawyer
If your or a member of your family has suffered a workplace injury while under the employment of a railroad company, then it is important that you discuss your situation with an experienced FELA attorney. The lawyers at the Anderson Law Firm are both Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and accept cases concerning injured railroad workers throughout the state of Texas.
For a free, no obligation consultation on your FELA claim, please give us a call toll free from anywhere at 800-354-6275. Alternatively, if you are located within the DFW metroplex, you may call our attorneys locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900 or in Dallas at 214-327-8000
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