We Work With Injured Railroad Workers And Assist With FELA Claims
The injuries resulting from railroad accidents are generally very serious in nature. Fortunately, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) does not limit the amount of damages that railroad workers can recover to help pay for their medical bills and deal with other accident-related expenses.
Our attorneys at Godwin, Morris, Laurenzi & Bloomfield, P.C., know how to get you the best recovery possible for your railroad injuries. We bring together more than 100 years of legal experience and our attorneys have been AV-rated* by our peers through Martindale-Hubbell. Serving Shelby County and beyond from our Memphis, Tennessee, office, we can help you with your railroad injury claim.
Act Fast — Time Is Of The Essence
FELA claims are almost exactly like Jones Act/riverboat claims — there is no limit to the potential recovery amount, but time is of the essence. From the very beginning, the railroad company and the insurance companies will have a team of claims adjusters and experts working to come up with a reason to deny your claim.
Shorty after your accident, you will need to:
- Fill out an accident and injury report: This is common procedure for most work-related injuries. It is important to talk to an experienced attorney before filling this out.
- Make an official statement: Companies are aggressive in taking statements early on from everyone involved. Often the claims adjusters take recorded statements from everyone, trying to find reasons to deny your claim.
- Do a re-enactment: The railroad company will have you do a re-enactment, with insurance companies, lawyers and claims adjusters on the scene.
If you have been injured in a railroad accident, call an attorney immediately. The other side has already started to prepare their defense; put someone on your side who can help you prepare your case.
Identifying Various Types Of Railroad Injuries
Most railroad injuries are a result of faulty equipment or negligence on the part of the train crew. We represent clients for all types of railroad injuries, including:
- Serious injuries due to faulty equipment
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Broken bones
- Lifting injuries/shoulder injuries
- Crush injuries
- Wrongful death
Reach Out. You Don’t Pay Any Attorney Fees Unless We Win.
If you have questions, we have the answers you need. Call us and schedule a free initial consultation to speak with our attorneys: 901-528-1702 or toll free at 800-582-6213. If you prefer to send an email, take a moment to complete our online contact form. From our office in Memphis, we work with railroad workers from throughout the South.
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