If you or someone you love has been injured on the job while working on a train, in a rail yard, or in any other capacity while in the employment of an interstate railroad company, then you have a legal right to seek financial compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
However, you should not expect the railroad company to automatically pay you the full and fair compensation that you deserve under this law, nor should you expect them to treat you fairly in their accident investigation which determines the amount of compensation that you should be awarded. Instead, you should hire a board certified Fort Worth railroad injury lawyer to protect your legal rights and who will fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.
For a free, no obligation consultation with the Fort Worth FELA railroad injury attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm, please call 817-294-1900 today.
How much compensation is fair for my injuries?
As with any type of personal injury case, the amount of compensation which should be considered fair or just will depend of the extent and severity of the injuries that you have suffered. The more serious your injury, the more compensation you can typically expect to recover. Since you are making a claim against the railroad company, there is generally no limit to the amount of compensation that you can expect to recover. It is not like making a car crash injury claim where the total amount of liability insurance might be just $30,000.
However, just because the railroad company can afford to pay you fair compensation it does not mean they will do so willingly. You must hire your own injury attorney to fight them and make sure that you get paid the full and fair compensation you deserve – for all of your damages.
What is fair compensation in a wrongful death railroad claim?
A wrongful death claim is brought against the railroad company by the surviving relatives of a deceased railroad worker who was fatally injured in an accident while working. Most commonly, it is brought by the spouse or children of the dead railroad employee.
Fair compensation in a wrongful death FELA claim can often reach into millions of dollars, depending on the nature of the accident and the economic repercussion on the family on the deceased railroad worker. It is important that you consult with an experienced Fort Worth wrongful death lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case in order to accurately determine what a fair settlement amount might look like.
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