FELA Claims Attorneys Hampton

FELA Claims Attorneys Hampton

FELA Claims Attorneys Hampton

The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) is one of the nation’s oldest laws, and it specifically provides protections for railroad workers. Those who work on the vast railroad system throughout the country are vulnerable to a wide range of hazards, and the law takes the matter seriously. If you have been injured in your capacity as a railroad worker, it’s time to reach out to an experienced FELA claims attorney in Hampton for the professional legal guidance you need. 

Your FELA Claim

FELA claims are closer to personal injury claims than they are to workers’ compensation insurance claims. This is because, in order to bring a successful FELA claim, you must demonstrate that your employer’s negligence caused you to be injured in the accident on the job. 

Proving Your Employer’s Liability

Proving your employer’s liability in your FELA claim can be exceptionally challenging, but it’s important to recognize that your employer owes you – and all the company’s employees – a considerable duty of care, which translates to a significant responsibility to your safety. Most FELA claims hinge on breaches (or lapses) in this duty of care owed. Examples include:

  • When an employer of railroad workers fails to enforce all the necessary safety rules and regulations
  • When an employer of railroad workers fails to maintain a safe work environment (that is free of unreasonable hazards)
  • When an employer of railroad workers fails to provide employees with the well-maintained tools and safety devices necessary to do their jobs safely.
  • When an employer of railroad workers fails to implement adequate assistance, training, and supervision for employees on the job site. 

Covered Injuries

The primary classifications for injuries that commonly lead to FELA claims include:

  • Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel and tendonitis
  • Traumatic injuries, such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, burns, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Occupational illnesses, such as hearing loss, certain lung cancers, and diseases caused by exposure to asbestos
  • Pre-existing health concerns that are exacerbated by one’s employment as a railroad worker

Collecting on Your Full Range of Losses 

The law addresses your physical, financial, and emotional losses in terms of legal damages, and these generally fall into the following categories:

  • Your medical expenses, which – if your injuries are serious – are likely to be extensive and ongoing
  • Your lost earnings, which can spill over into lost earning potential if the trajectory of your career is thwarted.
  • Your pain and suffering, which can address matters such as loss of life’s enjoyment, terrifying accident flashbacks, increased anxiety, and much more 

Ensuring that your claim accurately reflects your complete losses can play a pivotal role in your ability to fully heal. 

Don’t Wait to Consult with an Experienced FELA Claims Attorney in Hampton

The Hampton FELA claims attorneys at Hampton Injury Law PLC dedicate their practice to skillfully advocating for the legal rights of injured railroad workers like you. Your recovery is too important to leave to chance, so please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us for more information today. 


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Construction Accidents

Maritime Claims

Industrial Accidents

Loss Of Vision

Work Travel Accidents

Loss Of Hearing

Workplace Fatalities

Pneumoconiosis, Silicosis & Byssinosis

Loss Of Limbs

Work Machinery Or Equipment Accidents

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