What Is The FELA And How Can I Make A Claim?
FELA LawsuitsThe FELA was enacted in 1908. The FELA’s underlying purpose is to provide fair compensation for railroad workers injured in the course of their employment, and it remains fully intact today.
Railroad employees are not covered by state workers’ compensation provisions. Instead, when they are injured on the job, these men and women must turn to the Federal Employers Liability Act (“FELA”) for recourse.
At GWC, we have been successfully representing injured railroad workers in FELA cases for more than 40 years.
If you are seeking a Chicago FELA attorney with extensive experience and a high rate of success, contact the personal injury attorneys at GWC.
Although the FELA is essentially the equivalent of workers’ compensation for railroad employees, a FELA claim is by no means identical to a state workers’ compensation claim.
To the contrary, FELA claims are governed by an entirely different set of laws and standards of proof. The lawyers at GWC understand these differences and know how to prosecute both types of claims with maximum effectiveness. We have handled FELA cases involving injuries to all sorts of railroad workers, including individuals doing heavy labor in railroad yards, service personnel who work on the railcars while they are in transit, and even office workers.
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Our success in handling FELA cases is based on our thorough familiarity with both the Act and the decades of case law interpreting and applying it.
We have also built ongoing relationships with the types of expert witnesses needed to prove liability under FELA.
At the law offices of GWC, we offer the resources and experience to aggressively prosecute FELA cases and a strong track record of maximizing recovery for our injured railroad worker clients.
We are the leading Illinois FELA attorneys and our personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to see to it that you receive full and fair compensation through settlement or trial.
Learn more about your legal options today and contact the FELA lawyers at GWC by calling 1-312-464-1234 or, alternatively, reach us online by filling out our “Free Case Evaluation” form.