Federal Employer’s Liability Act Attorney in West Virginia
All railroad company employees who are injured are entitled to compensation for their work injuries under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA). Railroad companies are very familiar with this law and have experienced personnel to investigate any railroad injury that occurs. It is therefore wise not to go it alone if you have sustained an injury while working for a railroad.
You need an experienced West Virginia personal injury lawyer to skillfully represent you for your injuries. At The Segal Law Firm our dedicated and highly qualified lawyers have years of experience assisting clients with their FELA claims.
Most employees if injured on the job are covered by Workers’ Compensation laws. However, negligence by a railroad company for failing to use reasonable care is covered by FELA. Because the railroads are large entities, attempting to deal with them in the handling of a personal injury claim is best left to a professional.
West Virginia FELA Lawyer
Unlike Workers’ Compensation laws which do not limit compensation due to negligence on the part of the employee (unless it is gross negligence), FELA applies “comparative negligence” when reviewing a personal injury claim. Therefore, both the employee and the railroad will be investigated for their level of negligence which led to the accident. Based on the percentage found, any award will be given on a percentage of negligence basis.
A skilled attorney will make sure that your claim is well investigated and documented. Making certain that all necessary reports and maintenance issues are addressed could significantly impact whether negligence can be proven against the railroad. Also, documenting all your losses, including medical treatment, lost earnings, as well as pain and suffering, can add to the value of your case.
Because FELA is a complex field, we urge you to contact our office right away to begin the investigation necessary to properly present your claim. The railroad claims adjusters will be very well prepared to show little to no negligence on the part of the railroad. Your attorneys will need to take an aggressive stance in order to protect your rights. Contact The Segal Law Firm today.
Contact The Segal Law Firm in West Virginia for experienced and aggressive handling of your FELA claim.