The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) was passed in 1908 to improve the safety conditions and injury compensation for railroad workers. At Cahill Goetsch & Perry, P.C. in Boston, we have 30 years of experience representing railroad employees under the FELA protections. We know how to protect your rights under the act and how to get you the best compensation for your injury.
The FELA Lawsuit Process
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act was designed to ensure compensation for railroad employees after they have experienced an accidental or occupational injury or illness. Usually employees must enlist the legal aid of lawyers experienced in railroad cases in order to receive their rightful FELA award.
If you have been injured, your first step in filing a FELA claim should be to consult with an attorney. A FELA lawyer in MA will be able to help prove that the railroad’s negligence caused your injury. Without proof of negligence, FELA does not require that your employer compensate you. Therefore, you should consult with one of our experienced attorneys before filing your injury claim. We can give you advice on the claim’s content so that you will not lose out on compensation further down the road. Let us know if you need help with FELA in MA.
After an accident, it is most important to seek immediate medical attention. However, as you file your FELA claim, there are several more steps you can take to help your settlement. Gather any witness contact information, take action quickly to get your claim started, and most importantly, wait to give detailed reports of the incident until you have consulted with one of our experienced lawyers.