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FELA

Are you a railroad worker and have been injured on the job?

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) is a federal law that provides legal protection for railroad workers who are injured on the job.

Railroad workers report every day to a potentially hazardous workplace. According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on railroad work injuries and fatalities, railroads provide “the setting for a fatal injury rate more than double the rate for all workers, railroads are hazardous workplaces, especially for brake, signal, and switch operators.

Railroad injuries can have catastrophic consequences, often resulting in loss of limbs, brain injuries, spinal cord/paralysis injuries, burns, electrocutions, and even death.

Under the FELA, railroad workers have the right to seek compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of their employer or coworkers. Time is of the essence, as the railroad will quickly deploy their specialized team to gather evidence, contest and defend against your claim.

The lawyers at U&C have for decades successfully delivered justice to victims of railroad accidents that caused serious injury. Railroad companies retain significant legal resources to defend themselves. U&C can help you navigate the complex legal process and pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.

Phone: 504-345-1390

New Orleans Office
504-345-1390
607 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans,
LA 70130

Baton Rouge Office
225-387-0120
112 Founders Drive
Baton Rouge,
LA 70810

St. Louis Office
8909 Ladue Road
Clayton,
MO 63124

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