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Defending Railroad Workers Throughout Shelby County
Railroad workers operate in environments that are often highly dangerous. They face many on-the-job hazards. At the height of the railroad industry, in 1908, the United States government passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in order to protect the rights of these workers. Over 100 years later, this law still impacts injured railroad workers nationwide. Our team of railroad worker injury lawyer at Law Office of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C. we offer advocacy for injury victims-including injured workers-in Memphis, Tennessee.
What is FELA?
FELA was a federal law passed by the United States Congress in 1908 . FELA set up a system that supplies legal recovery for railroad workers and their loved ones after on-the-job accidents. The goal of FELA is to provide protection for railroad workers.
Have you suffered an injury as a railroad worker? Our Memphis FELA attorney can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Call the Law Office of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C. today at (901) 509-9112 or contact us online to start your defense!
- Under this law, there is an expectation that railroad companies and employers must provide certain duties of care:
- The expectation of a reasonably safe workplace, tools, and equipment
- Regular inspections for dangers / hazards
- Prevention of unreasonable workloads
- Enforcement of all applicable safety regulations and guidelines
- Sufficient training, help, and supervision
- Safety from intentionally harmful deeds of other parties
If a worker is injured, he / she will need to show that the railroad company was at fault in failing to meet one or more of the above standards. The "burden of proof" in a FELA claim is, however, less than that of a typical personal injury claim. Workers can make claims directly to their employers or employing companies, or they may bring lawsuits in federal courts. Almost all injuries are covered by FELA.
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What Damages Can Be Awarded in a FELA Claim?
Potential damages from a FELA claim include present, past, and future:
- Income Loss
- Medical Care
- Mental Distress
- Pain and Suffering
Contact Our FELA Attorney Today
The Law Office of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C. can assist you with your FELA claim and the process ahead. We are a law firm that is committed to standing up for the "little guy" and we work very hard to win cases for our clients and to help them obtain the recovery they deserve after a workplace injury. Law Office of Stephen R. Leffler, P.C. is an experienced law firm that combines "big firm" experience with a "small firm" feel.
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