If you are looking for a FELA railroad personal injury lawyer or a railroad disability lawyer near you, welcome to our website. We help engineers, conductors, switchmen, yardmasters, operators and employees with railroad worker injuries. These claims are governed by the Federal Employer’s Liability Act, otherwise know as “FELA.” At The Bradley Law Firm, we realize this country was built on the backs of hardworking railroad workers like yourself. Day in and day out you put your health and safety on the line in one of the most dangerous occupations known to mankind. For that we are all indebted to you. When you are hurt on the job, you deserve a law firm that not only believes in you, but believes in obtaining the very best settlements and verdicts against the railroad.
Unlike other FELA injury law firms, we do not wine and dine union presidents. We do not buy them gifts. For that reason, you will not find any union boss sending injured railroad workers our way. We are not “railroad union lawyers.” That is because we represent you. We do not represent your union. At The Bradley Law Firm, everything we do is above-board. We stand on our own reputation for multi-million dollar results and satisfied clients. At the end of the day, we do not want the potential conflict of interest.
A FELA claim is basically the federal government’s form of workers compensation for railroad workers. This system protects workers when they are injured without the need for the worker to file a traditional civil lawsuit against the railroad. FELA is the only remedy injured railroad workers have since it preempts all other rights or remedies existing prior to its enactment. Unlike state workers compensation laws, the Federal Employers Liability Act sets forth safety regulations and rules for employers to follow.
In a railroad injury claim the injured worker only needs to prove the employer has some liability (even 1% is enough). It does not matter how much at fault the employee or a co-employee bears to the injury as long as the employer is at least 1 percent liable. Railroad employer liability usually turns on the failure to provide a safe workplace, failure to provide adequate training or providing improper or inadequate tools or instruments to employees.
It depends upon what part of your body is hurt and how badly it is hurt. A railroad back injury settlement will not be as valuable as one for a railroad brain injury. A railroad shoulder injury settlement will not be worth as much as a railroad knee injury settlement. To figure out what your claim is worth, your railroad injury attorney will need to look at all prior settlements and verdicts against the railroad for injuries like yours.
If an injured railroad worker is successful in proving the employer is liable, he or she is entitled to full damages, no matter how much he or she contributed to cause his or her own injuries. FELA claims allow the injured worker to receive:
When you hire our railroad accident lawyers, we have the very best investigators gather physical evidence, witness statements and track down leads to ensure no stone is unturned in the investigation of your case. After the investigation is complete, we have the very best railroad disability lawyers to tackle your case, file your claim, marshal the evidence and demand justice for you.
Our train accident attorneys are known for helping people injured throughout Missouri and Illinois. We review all railroad injury cases free of charge and will advise what your railroad injury settlement amount may be. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for many injured people over the last decade. If you, a friend or a family member need a lawyer to sue the railroad, please contact our FELA lawyers for a free consultation.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.
"Overall, I had a great experience working with The Bradley Law Firm!! I would recommend Ryan and his team to anyone. Being involved in a car accident can be quite stressful and dealing with insurance companies can be even more stressful. Having Ryan in my corner lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and made this process much easier for me. They handled everything. Tina is great…she is awesome! She’s extremely patient and kept me informed throughout the entire process. The Bradley Law Firm team is very personable, easy to talk to, and a pleasure to work with."
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients.
It is our mission to ensure you receive a maximum recovery for all of your damages, to the fullest extent under the law.
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