Cahill Goetsch & Perry, P.C., is a Philadelphia area law firm specializing in railroad accident and injury claims. Our lawyers are experienced in representing victims of railroad accidents or occupational illnesses, and can navigate your claim through the necessary steps to get you the benefits you are entitled to under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.
FELA Claims and Awards in Philadelphia
Here are some tips to prevent jeopardizing your FELA personal injury claim:
- Get the contact information for anyone who witnessed the accident. Their testimony can be useful in proving that negligence on the part of the railroad company caused your injury.
- Seek immediate medical attention and keep track of all of your medical and health related expenses. These can include, but aren’t limited to, hospital expenses, prescription medicine, physical therapy, loss of wages, or x-rays.
- Find an experienced law firm as soon as possible. It is important to find a lawyer in Philadelphia that has specific experience in FELA claims and railroad injury cases. The FELA claims process in Philadelphia can be complex, and you should be prepared to counter the claims of agents and investigators hired on behalf of the company. They will try to place blame for the accident on you and thus limit your employer’s liability. Experienced FELA attorneys will be better able to protect your right to compensation.
- Do not delay in preparing for and filing your claim. The statute of limitations for FELA is usually three years, but the first few weeks following the accident are critical in terms of gathering evidence and testimony.