Railroad Worker Accidents


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.

Countless clients have chosen us to handle their cases for the following reasons:



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
  • Railroads
  • 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.


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.


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Alan Boudreu

Founding Partner

John Nisivaco

Founding Partner

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I came to John Nisivaco after being in a hit and run accident as a pedestrian. It was a very tough time for me and my family. When we contacted John we felt much more at ease. The whole experience was alleviated by John and the firm. He was upfront with us and told us all of our options and possible outcomes. With the case, we were always informed about its progress in a timely manner. I’m glad we came to John because he made our experience with my injury much easier and it was settled very quickly. He also looked ahead and made sure that I would be able to handle my settlement responsibly. I would recommend John Nisivaco to anyone who is thinking about hiring a personal injury attorney.

DaanishPersonal Injury Client

I just want to thank you so much for helping me get through a difficult time. I trusted you completely and you didn’t let me down. You were very professional and caring. My sister is going through a similar situation with her daughter and this incident happened over 3 years ago and she has gotten nowhere. I would highly recommend Boudreau & Nisivaco. You are the best!

Donna L.

Thank you so much for all of your help regarding my settlement! I am extremely grateful for all of your hard work and professionalism. You always took the time to answer my questions, and we knew there were many (sorry about that)! Again, a zillion Thank You's!


A few years ago, I used the law firm of Boudreau & Nisivaco for a work related injury and I was very impressed with their services. I received status updates in the mail and phone calls on my case as it progressed. Even after the settlement, my lawyer continued to call me to ask how I was doing. I would definitely recommend the Boudreau & Nisivaco law firm.


We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for representing us in our workers’ compensation claim in the most professional, knowledgeable and compassionate manner possible. You were there through the tears, the pain, and the heartache, and for that we will be forever grateful. You will always be very special to us.