FELA and Railroad Work Injuries
Have you suffered a serious injury while working on the railroad? The highly experienced FELA lawyers at the Chicago Law firm of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, will fight vigorously to make sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve.
Railroad employees are not covered by the Illinois State workers’ compensation system. Instead, when railroad workers are injured on the job, these men and women must turn to the Federal Employers Liability Act (“FELA”) for recourse.
FELA is a statute that was enacted in 1908 to protect injured railroad workers and their families. The railroad can be a dangerous place. The FELA statute was created to provide fair and just compensation for railroad workers injured in the course of their employment. The statute allows injured workers to file direct actions against their employer. These claims differ greatly from a workers compensation claim – and it is very important that you retain a lawyer experienced in handling these types of claims.
FELA makes it easier to show liability than a typical negligence case by reducing the burden of proof in ordinary negligence situations. FELA also waives the need to prove negligence where the railroad violated a safety statute or regulation. Our firm has a thorough understanding of FELA litigation. With our extensive experience, we know how to obtain full and fair compensation for injuries that were suffered while working on a railroad.
At the Chicago Law firm of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC, our lawyers have decades of experience representing injured railroad workers in FELA cases. We have handled FELA cases involving injuries to all sorts of railroad workers – including individuals doing heavy labor in railroad yards, service personnel who work on the railcars while they are in transit, maintenance personnel and even office workers.
In many cases, workers injured on the railroad are members of a union. Our lawyers have experience handling claims on behalf of union members, and understand the issues that arise when a union member is injured.
If you are seeking a Chicago FELA attorney with extensive experience and a high rate of success, contact the expert lawyers At the Chicago Law firm of Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC.
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