The Northeastern United States is a region where many people depend upon rail service to get them between Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Everyday, passenger and freight trains travel along the tracks of this busy corridor in all kinds of weather. While ridership is up, there is a downside to this business.
To keep the railways humming, many railroad companies and their supervisors take shortcuts, putting on time performance over worker safety. When safety precautions are ignored, the resulting rail yard accident can be horrendous. And the rail yard injury, if the worker even survives, can be devastating and costly.
Why you need the help of an experienced FELA attorney in Massachusetts
To give railroad workers the right to recover damages for work-related injuries, Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in 1908. The FELA is designed to give railroads economic incentives to protect the health and safety of workers.
Nevertheless, railroad companies still find ways to avoid paying injured workers the compensation they need and deserve. With the help of their battery of lawyers, they shift some or all of the blame for the accident onto injured workers. This leaves the injured worker, or surviving family members, in the difficult position of having to fight against powerful, wealthy railroad companies to ensure they receive just compensation for their losses.
Your legal resource for FELA in Massachusetts
With over 30 years experience and millions of dollars in awards for clients throughout the Northeastern U.S., the law firm of Cahill Goetsch & Perry P.C. has FELA attorneys in Massachusetts who fully understand railroad laws and know how to fight against them.
Our FELA lawyers in Massachusetts are passionate and dedicated to fighting on behalf of injured railroad workers, and in the event of wrongful death, their surviving family members. Our railroad attorneys treat every case as if it is going to trial, and have an impressive track record of winning large awards for our clients.
Let our Massachusetts railroad lawyers help you
If you are a railroad worker in the Northeast who fell victim to a rail yard injury, do not wait to consult a Massachusetts railroad attorney or a law firm knowledgeable about filing claims for FELA. Your railroad attorney must launch your FELA claim or lawsuit within three-years of your accident. Do not even answer questions about your railyard accident in MA until you discuss your case with a railroad lawyer.
Contact us today!
If you are an injured railroad worker in the Northeast, please give our Massachusetts FELA attorneys a call at 800-576-0515 for a free confidential consultation. Also, feel free to contact us through our online web form and one of our Massachusetts FELA lawyers will respond within 24 hours.