Railroad Accidents – FELA
Throughout a great deal of U.S. history, railroad workers have accomplished unimaginable feats in order to construct thousands of miles of railroad stretching across the nation. As was the case when the railroad workers completed the First Transcontinental Railroad, railroad workers today provide an indispensible service to the country. While railroad employees have reshaped commerce and transportation in America, their contribution has come at enormous costs in terms of worker injuries and deaths.
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)
In response to the growing number of railroad worker deaths in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the U.S. Congress passed the Federal Employer’ Liability Act (FELA). Under FELA, railroad workers may recover for injuries sustained on the job resulting from the negligence of the railroad company. FELA not only provides protection for workers, but also provides an additional incentive for the railroad companies to reduce the number of injuries sustained through the implementation of safety measures.
Filing a FELA claim in Massachusetts is a complex process which involves a great deal of legal analysis. Unlike workers’ compensation claims, which are not available under most circumstances for on the job railroad workers’ injuries, FELA requires proof of the railroad company’s negligence – in whole or in part. In order to receive compensation for injuries, it is usually in the injured worker’s best interests to hire an experienced FELA Claim Attorney.
FELA Claim / Railroad Accident Injury Lawyers at the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman
With over 40 years of experience, the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman has recovered millions of dollars in jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Our team of Massachusetts FELA Lawyers will vigorously advocate on your behalf in order to get you compensated for:
- Medical Bills
- Loss of Future Wages
- Loss of Past Wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Rehabilitation Costs
Our team of Greater Boston FELA Attorneys will assess the negligence of the railroad company under the Act. Under FELA, the doctrine of comparative negligence applies – making it possible for a railroad worker to recover damages for injuries sustained even if the worker was partially negligent.
The law firm of Altman & Altman has the resources necessary to go to trial against large railroad companies on your behalf. Our dedicated MA FELA Claim Attorneys understand the enormous financial burden that victims and their families often face following a railroad injury and will work tirelessly to get you compensated for your injuries as quickly as possible. In addition, our attorneys will field all of your legal questions in order to put your mind at ease so that you may focus on your recovery.
At the Greater Boston Law Firm of Altman & Altman, we pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients – Our phones are answered 24 hours a day / 7 days a week and all emails are responded to within 4 hours, often sooner.
Please contact our firm to schedule a Free Initial Consultation with one of our experienced Massachusetts FELA Lawyers.
The law firm of Altman & Altman represents injured railroad workers on a contingency fee basis- NO FEE CHARGED UNLESS YOU RECOVER.