FELA Claims for Railroad Injuries

Nebraska Personal Injury Lawyer

Working at the railroad is a dangerous job. Railroad employees are frequently injured, leaving them with broken bones and injured backs, strained ligaments and tendons, and the psychological damage that comes with realizing you are so badly injured that you can no longer support yourself or your family. The Robert Pahlke Law Group has handled numerous accident claims for injured railroad workers and their families, and we are ready to begin working on your case today.

More than 100 years ago, the U.S. Congress recognized the need to do something to offset the dangers faced by railroad workers every day. They passed the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), which provides workers with a tool they can use to make the railroad pay for the injuries it carelessly inflicts. Whereas employees in other industries in Nebraska are entitled to file a claim for workers' compensation, railroad workers are required to file FELA claims for their workplace injuries.

Grounds to File a Claim Under FELA

In order to hold the railroad liable for your injuries, it is necessary to prove that the railroad has violated any of the following six duties. The railroad must:

  1. Provide you with a reasonably safe work environment, including proper tools, equipment, and safety devices;
  2. Check your work environment to make sure it presents no hazards;
  3. Train, supervise, and assist you in your job functions;
  4. Protect you from the dangerous, intentional acts of others;
  5. Enforce safety rules and regulations; and
  6. Avoid unreasonable work quotas.

If you or a loved one is injured because the railroad failed one of these duties, you may be able to seek compensation for lost past and future wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering from the injury or wrongful death. Because FELA is an important area of law, we recommend that you find an experienced and capable Nebraska personal injury attorney to handle your accident claim.

Hire an Experienced FELA Lawyer

Our attorneys have had remarkable success in making the railroad pay for the injuries it has negligently caused to workers, with settlements and jury verdicts ranging into the millions of dollars. For example, one client was offered $560,000 by the railroad, but with our help was able to win a $4,031,000 jury verdict in court. Attorney Robert Pahlke has also been called up to help attorneys from Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, and other states prepare and try their FELA cases.

We have the experience and skills you need on your side - contact The Robert Pahlke Law Group for assistance! You can reach us by phone at 888-514-4138.