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FELA Railroad Injury Lawyers in Georgia

Injured on the Job? We Can Help You File a FELA Claim!

Did you know that railroad workers receive federal protection? Since railroads are high-risk jobs, the federal government imposed a different set of protections that aren’t afforded under state workers’ compensation statutes. As such, there are drastic differences between FELA claims and workers’ compensation claims.

This is why it’s important to retain the legal counsel of our proven Georgia FELA railroad injury lawyer to fight for the maximum settlement possible in your case. You don’t deserve to suffer at the hands of a railroad company without getting compensation for your pain, medical bills, lost wages and more. Over the years, we’ve recovered more than $10 million for our injured clients and are confident in our abilities to work towards a favorable result on your behalf.

Don’t adopt the “nothing will come of this” mindset, as you’d be surprised to learn how many injured railroad workers recovered the compensation they deserve. You could potentially be next.

To speak with a seasoned FELA railroad injury lawyer in Georgia, contact us at (404) 471-3999!

What Is the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)?

FELA, or the Federal Employers Liability Act, is a federal law that was passed in 1908 that protects injured railroad workers. The main difference between workers’ compensation and FELA is the fault-based aspect.

Unlike state workers’ compensation laws, FELA requires plaintiffs to prove that a railroad employee or employer was negligent or at fault, either in part or whole, for their injuries. If a plaintiff is successful, they will likely recover more damages for their injuries than a workers’ compensation claim would award.

The statute of limitations for a FELA action is three years from the cause of the injury or the date of diagnosis. It’s important to remember that negligence must be proved to some degree in order to satisfy FELA’s fault-based requirements. In other words, to prove fault, you must prove negligence.

One of the challenges with FELA cases is that railroad companies want to avoid going to court at all costs, making it essential to have a lawyer who can skillfully negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement that maximizes your settlement without having to go to trial.

Common Railroad Injuries

There were 907 railroad deaths in 2019, the highest count since 2007. This staggering statistic demonstrates how dangerous railroad jobs can be. As such, it’s important to understand the types of injuries that railroad workers may suffer:

  • Brain injuries
  • Disfigurement
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Burns
  • Chemical exposure
  • Slips and falls
  • Electrocution

Get Started on Your FELA Claim

To increase your chances of maximizing your compensation, you must get started on your case right away. When you do, our Georgia FELA railroad injury attorney can closely evaluate your situation to identify negligence and fault to the highest extent possible before strategizing an effective plan of action on your behalf.

Reach out to ChancoSchiffer Law, LLC by calling (404) 471-3999!

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