The New York railroad law firm of Cahill Goetsch & Perry, P.C. understand the dangers that railroad workers face everyday. Our attorneys have over 30 years experience representing injured New York railroad workers who have sustained their injuries on the job. By utilizing our comprehensive knowledge of New York railroad laws, we obtain the maximum allowable amount of compensation for you and your family while protecting your legal rights.
What Is FELA?
FELA stands for the Federal Employers' Liability Act which was passed by Congress in 1908 to provide protection for employees who have suffered railroad injuries while working. This protection is for every type of railroad worker, not just the ones who work closely on or with the trains. FELA requires New York railroad employees to offer their employees the following:
- Non-excessive quotas of work
- Exercise all safety measures
- Protection from being harmed in any way by other railroad employees
- Satisfactory help of any kind including job training
- A safe working environment
- Ensure tools and equipment are safe to use
If you sustain an injury as a result of a railroad employer’s negligence or due to a railroad manufacturer’s faulty equipment you will need to prove that they were at fault. Contacting a qualified New York railroad attorney to assist you is the critical first step in pursuing your FELA claim.
Railroad injuries in New York are serious and could heavily impact your livelihood and your family’s future. The railroad attorneys at the New York law firm of Cahill Goetsch & Perry, P.C. welcome the opportunity to discuss the specifics of your injury and to share the legal options that are available to you under FELA.