Montana FELA Lawyer for Train Injuries

The Experience You Need On Your Side

Working on the railroads is a high-risk occupation. Those who are hurt while working at the tracks may suffer severe injuries that are long-lasting or debilitating. Railroad workers cannot seek workers' compensation if they are harmed while on the job.

Instead, they can seek protection under the Federal Employer's Liability Act. In the end, if a plaintiff can plead his or her FELA claim successfully, he or she will normally receive a greater compensatory amount than if he or she filed for workers' compensation.

What is FELA?

FELA stands for the Federal Employers Liability Act. This is a United States federal law that protects and compensates railroad workers who are harmed while they are at a train station or on a train and on the job.

FELA was established in 1908 and has been governing railroad worker injury cases ever since. This act has been tested by time and has proven to be helpful in making sure workers are justly compensated for their injuries.

Common Injuries on the Railroad

There are many different situations which may merit a railroad injury. In order to successfully earn FELA compensation, a worker must prove that:

  • the railroad was legally negligent
  • the railroad caused the injury

While you do this, the FELA defense attorneys working for the railroad will make every imaginable defense to reduce the amount of money that you have to pay.

The teams will probably argue that you are responsible for your own injuries, and will aggressively work to reduce the amount of compensation that they have to pay. My job is to help you prove your claim so that you can get the full amount of compensation. I am tenacious and understand what I am up against.

Some of the injuries that workers commonly suffer at the railroad station or on trains include:

  • Derailments
  • Defective tool accidents
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Negligence injuries
  • Equipment malfunctions
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Improperly maintained track injuries

Former FELA Defense Lawyer

I have worked as outside counsel for the BNSF Railway. This is a busy litigation practice, where I defended against Federal Employer Liability claims. This means that I understand the other side of FELA claims, and know how the railroad defense teams think and proceed with defending a case. I even took numerous cases to trial for this firm. My firm can use this knowledge of the other side to help you seek the compensation that you deserve! I understand how to approach a case with aggression and tenacity and work hard to prove that you deserve full compensation.

The nation's railroad companies employ large teams of lawyers, claim agents and case workers to defend all injury claims that they face. With a fleet of highly skilled attorneys and legal workers defending the railroad company against these claims, you won't want to go up against the railroad alone. Instead, you need an experienced and well-informed FELA lawyer to protect you and argue for your rights to compensation. You shouldn't hire someone who doesn't understand your craft or your employer!

Hire a FELA Attorney Who Takes Railroad Injury Cases Personally

I am committed to representing injured workers who are harmed while on the job. My entire family has worked on the railroads, operating in every capacity from conducting to railroad construction and beyond. My father began working railroad maintenance before I was born, and recently retired as a train engineer. My uncles, cousins, and other relatives have also worked in every aspect of the railroad industry. The sacrifices that railroad workers make to work in this industry are very personal to me.

I understand how devastating an injury can be when you do heavy manual labor to get your paycheck. I take these claims personally, and will do everything possible to secure the satisfactory case result you want. Contact my firm promptly for representation in a FELA claim! I am here to help you, the injured worker, and seek the highest settlement possible in your case!