Railroad workers injured on the job must recover medical expenses and lost wages under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) as opposed to workers’ compensation.
At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, our lawyers have the investigative resources needed to expose negligence and OSHA violations on the part of railroad employers. Our personal injury attorneys interview eyewitnesses, managers, and the foreman in charge when accidents occur in the yard or office. Even if your injuries occurred out of state while a train was in transit, we will travel to the scene of an accident, gather data, and help prepare your case for trial.
Don’t assume your human resources department has your interest in mind. We will evaluate your case and provide you with the information you need to recover benefits AND protect your job under the terms of FELA. To schedule an appointment and discuss your case, contact train accidents attorneys at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC.
Types of Injuries Covered Under FELA
The law office of DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC represents clients in regard to the following kinds of injuries sustained by railroad workers while working on the job:
- Head trauma
- Spinal cord injury
- Back injuries / herniated disc
- Burns / disfigurement
- Heart attack
- Repetitive stress syndrome
- Neck injuries
Establishing Negligence in FELA Cases
Employers are expected to follow state and federal safety regulations regarding the workplace. In many instances, failure on the part of employers to conduct routine inspections, maintenance, or follow certain safety procedures plays a significant role in railroad accidents.
At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, our attorneys consult investigators, safety experts, and other professionals when gathering evidence and analyzing the factors involved in an accident. We meticulously review the actions of supervisors, managers, and others in regard to on-the-job safety requirements and accident prevention. We expose failures and violations of safety procedures and hold employers accountable for the injuries of our clients.
Contact Our Charleston FELA Railroad Accident Lawyers
Our office has represented many injured railroad employees over the years. We understand how these cases need to be investigated and prepared, as well as what must be done to protect your job and rights. To schedule an appointment to discuss your case, contact railroad accident attorneys at DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC today.