Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)
Since 1908, FELA has been providing protections for railroad workers who suffered an on-the-job injury. The level of proof in these cases is that the railroad must be proven to be partially negligent for the worker’s injury. FELA covers bodily injury but it also covers other injuries including:
- Asbestos exposure
- Repetitive stress injury
- Acute traumas
- Cumulative trauma injuries
- Grade crossing accidents
- Shop accidents
- Equipment accidents
The Franks Law Firm, PLLC takes pride in representing Mississippi railway workers who suffered an injury. While worker’s compensation rules may apply to your injuries, the fact is you have options and we know enough about FELA to help you make an informed decision about the best way to proceed.
When your railroad accident is caused by your employer’s negligence or unsafe working conditions, you have the right to hold someone accountable. We can help residents all over Mississippi recover damages including the cost of medical care, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering. Injuries take a toll on both the victim and their families. We are here to help you through this difficult time and make sure you are properly compensated for your injuries.
You work hard; when your employer does not take the necessary steps to protect you on the job and you are injured, you have rights. Contact The Franks Law Firm, PLLC today if you have suffered an injury while working your job on a railway. Whether the injury is a sudden injury caused by a dangerous condition your employer should have been aware of or the injury or illness is caused by long-term conditions on the job, we can help.
“Don’t let a railroad accident be the end of the line for you and your family.”
Remember, The Franks Law Firm, PLLC isn’t just another FELA law firm. We are a law firm with real life experience on the high iron. Come sit down and discuss your issues with someone who understands what is going on on the railroad.