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Railroad workers are exposed to a large number of safety hazards as a result of their occupation and can suffer a number of devastating on-the-job injuries. If you are a railroad worker and have been injured, you have rights under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) to seek compensation for your suffering. At Boudreau & Nisivaco, LLC, our highly knowledgeable Chicago workers’ compensation attorneys can guide you through the process of filing a claim and maximize your chances of securing the benefits your deserve.
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WHAT COMPENSATION CAN I RECOVER?
If you have been injured in a railroad accident, you may be entitled to file a FELA lawsuit in pursuit of compensation. In order to be successful, however, you must be able to show that your injuries were the result of another party’s negligence. Defendants can include:
- Equipment manufacturers
- Railroad’s employees
As opposed to other negligence cases such as car accidents that require a greater burden of proof, FELA cases only require plaintiffs to show that the defendant was somewhat negligent and that the negligence played a role in their injury, no matter how small.
This negligence can be manifested in the form of any of the following violations:
- Failing to provide a reasonably safe working environment
- Failing to inspect the work environment for hazards
- Failing to provide sufficient training, supervision or assistance
- Imposing unreasonable work quotas
- Ignoring proper safety rules and regulations
FELA lawsuits can be filed by any railroad employee who suffers an on-the-job injury, including those whose duties are not performed in or around trains. If successful, compensation can be awarded for things such as lost income, medical treatments, pain and suffering, mental distress, and lost earning potential. An attorney from our firm can examine your situation and create a custom-tailored strategy that maximizes your chances of securing the results you need.
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Failure to exercise a reasonable level of care is considered negligence. Individuals who negligently operate a vehicle can be held liable for the injuries they cause to an innocent individual. If you are the injured party, it will be your responsibility to prove that the other party caused of your injuries. Our firm can help you pursue just compensation for any of the following types of vehicle accidents:
Our car and bus accident attorneys are not only experienced, but also equipped with the best resources in the field. If you work with our firm, your case will be built with detail-oriented and comprehensive evidence which will be used to your advantage. While we cannot guarantee any specific results, we are committed to always fighting for maximum recovery in the car accident claims we handle.