If you have lost a loved one as a result of a workplace injury while the deceased was employed by an intrastate railroad or train company, you are entitled to hire an experienced Fort Worth-Dallas injury lawyer and make a claim for compensation under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, otherwise known as FELA.
FELA takes the place of traditional workers comp when a worker is injured or killed while performing their duties under the employment of a railroad or train company which operates in one or more states. FELA claims often result in substantially greater damages being recovered than conventional workers comp claims, as there are no caps or limits on the amount of compensation you are able to recover. If the railroad was even slightly negligent in the death of your family member, then you are able to make a claim under FELA.
Why should I make a claim?
If a member of your family has died while at work, it is not only a tragic loss on a personal or emotional level, it will also have significant financial implications for you and your family. Their death represents will often mean severe economic consequences, not just because of their accident-related medical care or their funeral expenses, but also because their death means the loss of the income they earned. If they were the main contributor to your household's income, then the situation can quickly become all the more dire.
The good news is that there is compensation available to you. If the railroad company was to blame, you can make a claim for compensation and usually expect to receive compensation which - although it won't ease the pain of losing someone you love dearly – will certainly help your family stay afloat financially. However, be cautious of the railroad company trying to avoid paying you the full and fair compensation you deserve as the survivor of a deceased relative. It is in your best interest to consult with a Dallas-Fort Worth FELA attorney at the earliest possible opportunity to make sure that your claim is in good hands and that your legal rights are being protected.
Call us today – locally in Fort Worth, TX at 817-294-1900 or toll free from anywhere at 800-354-6275. We are ready to take your call and help you achieve justice.
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