Working for the railroad is an inherently hazardous occupation that comes with a high risk of serious injury or death. In 1908, Congress enacted the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) to protect railroad employees injured at work and give them the right to recover money damages from the railroad. Due to the nature of the job, Congress felt special attention and strict regulations were needed to protect railroad employees. FELA makes a railroad liable to an employee injured or killed as a result of railroad negligence, no matter how small a part that negligence plays in the injury or death.
Having represented injured railroad employees under FELA, Kustoff & Phipps, LLP has the experience and knowledge of the law to successfully represent your case. Working with investigators and forensic specialists when necessary, Kustoff & Phipps, LLP aggressively collects evidence and documents the causes of your accident when proving negligence on the part of your employer which can result in injury such as:
If you were injured while working for the railroad as an engineer, maintenance of way worker, brakeman, fireman, switchman, welder, maintenance worker, mechanic, conductor, signalman, yardmaster, or other railroad job, Kustoff & Phipps, LLP understands the highly complicated area of law which gives you your rights to recover lost wages, future wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, physical disfigurement, and medical expenses.