Jackson Railroad Injury Lawyer

Mississippi FELA Claim Lawyers

Railroad work can be very dangerous. Working on engines, cars and tracks all involve working with large, heavy equipment that may be in motion, under tension or extremely hot. Workers may be exposed to dangerous chemicals, minerals or electricity. Even though many railroad workers are very skilled, not all are. Injuries can happen because of the fault of another worker who doesn't observe your company's best practices.

No matter how your injury on a railroad occurred, you should discuss your options with an experienced Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) attorney.

At Burns and Associates, PLLC, our Jackson railroad injury attorneys have helped many rail workers in Mississippi. Having that experience has allowed us to create strategies that are designed to help you secure the maximum compensation for your railroad worker injury.

Potential Issues in a FELA Claim

FELA is designed to help railroad workers secure compensation for their:

  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future medical care
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering

Many workers think of FELA claims as being a railroad worker's equivalent to workers' compensation. That is not the case. Where workers' comp requires no fault on the part of the worker, FELA does require fault on the part of your employer. Other factors that could come in to play include the possibility of OSHA violations and comparative negligence. If an OSHA violation is cited, it can greatly benefit your case. Comparative negligence is a finding that you were at least somewhat responsible for your injury. Any compensation will be reduced to reflect your portion of responsibility for your injury.

We are dedicated to helping injured railroad workers secure the maximum available compensation in their case.

Contact Us

If you have been injured while working on a railroad, do not hesitate to contact our experienced railroad injury attorneys. Call 601-500-7021, toll free at 888-850-3120, or simply contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.