If you are a railroad worker and have been injured on the job there are laws to protect you and steps you can take to receive financial compensation. The New York railroad law firm of Cahill & Perry, P.C. are well-versed in the laws that serve New York injured railroad workers and will diligently represent you and your best interests.
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act, or FELA, is a law the United States Congress passed in 1908 to afford legal recourse for a railroad employee, regardless of their job responsibility, who has been injured on the job. Unlike general workers compensation, which is a no-fault system, if you file a claim under FELA you are obligated to prove there was negligence on the railroad employer’s part. The quantity of negligence that is required is very nominal and is sometimes referred to as the “even to the slightest degree” burden of proof.
Similar to an auto accident, the time right after your injury occurs is crucial for the preservation of the integrity of your FELA claim. As soon as you can you should do the following:
New York FELA laws are written to protect you, so don’t hesitate to contact a competent New York railroad attorney to help you utilize them to their fullest extent. The attorneys practicing at the law firm of Cahill & Perry, P.C. will fight to protect your legal rights and help you obtain the maximum allowable amount of financial compensation under the law.
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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.
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