Railroad workers hurt on the job have a unique process to follow to get
compensation. For employees in other industries, a workers’ compensations claim is typically filed.
However, railroad employees must follow the process outlined in the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA).
This process can be complex. In order to ensure fair compensation, you need an attorney who understands FELA
and knows how to navigate the process.
At Broussard & Ruhlman, P.C., we are well-versed in FELA and can help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
We help all injured railroad employees, including:
- Brake operators
- Signal operators
- Switch operators
We handle cases involving serious injuries
ranging from broken bones to back injuries to head injuries, as well as fatal railroad accident claims.
Standing Up To The Railroads
In addition to the unique FELA rules that apply,
railroad accident cases are different from standard workers’ compensation cases because of the
aggressive tactics that railroads use to reduce the value of claims. They want to provide as little
compensation as possible. For that reason, their claims agents and lawyers will resort to a wide range of tactics.
We can sometimes also use the arresting officer's video to disprove the details
of a field sobriety test or observational report. These approaches together can expand a limited range
for plea negotiations or deferred adjudication leading to eventual dismissal.
It is not uncommon for railroads to conduct surveillance of injured workers.
They will film video. They will interview neighbors. They will try to find evidence that you are exaggerating
the severity of your injuries. This is only one of their many tactics.
We will stand up to the railroad. We will educate you about how to deal with their tactics,
and we will build a case that will prove that your injuries are severe. We will make it clear that you need all
the money you are asking for. If necessary, we will go to trial to push back against the railroad and to do what is right for you.
Our FELA Claim Representation Starts With A Free Consultation
Not only do we offer free consultations, we also handle cases on a contingency fee basis.
You will only be required to pay lawyer fees if we are successful in getting you compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Call 816-800-1370 or send us an email for more information.