FELA – Accidents
FELA – Accidents
The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) has been a federal law for more than 100 years aimed at providing compensation for victims of railroad worker accidents. Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. has successfully represented many injured railroad workers over the years.
Railroad companies are responsible to provide workers with a reasonably safe workplace, to conduct regular inspections and enforce safety regulations, to provide training and supervise employees to prevent accidents, and to avoid unreasonable deadlines and work quotas that might contribute to accidents. Through FELA lawsuits, injured workers and their families have a powerful legal remedy in the face of injury and loss.
Railroad accidents often result in serious or catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Most workplace injuries and deaths are compensable through Workers’ Compensation, but workers are not usually able to sue their employers. Railroad accidents are in a class by themselves. Injured rail workers and surviving family members can file injury claims and lawsuits against employers, equipment manufacturers, or other railroad employees whose negligence resulted in serious accidents.
Through FELA injury claims and wrongful death claims, plaintiffs can recover damages as follows:
- Compensation for past and future medical expenses
- Compensation for lost wages, past and future
- Compensation for pain and suffering, and mental anguish
The experience, knowledge, skill and reputation of an attorney to represent you can make a great difference in the outcome if you have been injured or lost a family member in a railroad accident. Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd. is here to help, advise and represent you in your FELA lawsuit.
Railroad Injury Lawyers in Illinois
Injured at your railroad job? See our booklet, A Summary of the Rights and Benefits Available to Injured Workers Under Illinois Law. This short booklet is written in straightforward question-and-answer format and provides a fundamental introduction for injured workers, providing clear information about such topics as medical benefits and lost time benefits.
Contact our Chicago FELA accident attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation.
Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen Ltd., with offices in Chicago, represents clients throughout the state of Illinois, in communities such as Joliet, Rockford, Aurora, Peoria, Kankakee, Rock Island, Wheaton, Champaign-Urbana, Ottawa, and Springfield.