While the public is fascinated with powerful locomotives and the role trains have played in building our national infrastructure, there is a dark side to the railroad business.Railroad companies have a history of cutting corners on workplace safety for the sake of on time performance, leaving many workers at risk of injury or death. This unconscionable disregard for worker safety led to the enactment of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in 1908.
Congress was compelled to enact the FELA because of the staggering number of wrongful deaths and serious life-altering injuries suffered by American railroad workers. The FELA gives railroad workers the right to recover damages for work-related injuries.
The FELA also gives railroads an economic incentive to protect the health and safety of workers. But the unfortunate reality is that powerful railroad companies have very deep pockets and legal teams ready to protect their interests.
In an attempt to reduce or avoid the burden of financial compensation, railroads always will try to blame the injured workers for causing the railroad accident that injured them. In order for us to protect your rights, let us know as soon as possible if you have suffered a CT railroad disability from an on the job injury.
With over 45 years experience fighting for clients throughout the Northeastern U.S., including Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, the law firm of Cahill & Perry P.C. has FELA attorneys who fully understand railroad law and know how to fight this fight.
Our FELA lawyers defend injured railroad workers and the families of workers killed on the job by preparing every case as if it is going to trial. As a result, our railroad attorneys have a track record of obtaining fair and just compensation for our clients in Connecticut and elsewhere.
The Northeastern U.S. is a hotbed of railroad jobs, with a large segment of the population relying upon rail service between Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. But with this high level of activity comes increased risk of railroad accidents.
If you are a railroad worker in the Northeast who fell victim to a railroad injury, do not wait to consult a Connecticut railroad attorney or a law firm knowledgeable about Federal Employers Liability Act claims. Your FELA lawyer must launch your FELA claim or lawsuit within three years of your accident. Do not answer questions about your accident until you discuss your case with a railroad lawyer.
If you are an injured railroad worker in the Northeast, please give our Connecticut railroad attorneys a call at 800-654-7245 for a free confidential consultation. Also, feel free to contact us through our online web form and a railroad lawyer will respond within 24 hours.
If you are a railroad worker who has been injured on the job, you need a lawyer who understands the complicated FELA claims process. Find out how we can help you receive the compensation you deserve.