Do You Have A Railroad Accident Claim?
Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP in Oakland and Los Angeles, California, is recognized as one of the preeminent FELA injury and railroad negligence litigation law firms in the nation. For more than 90 years, clients have trusted us for effective representation against corporate giants, like the railroads. We talk to injured railroad workers every day to answer their questions regarding the claims process and whether they have a claim.
Three Basic Things You Need To Know
Railroad workers are not like other employees in the state of California and other states, who are typically covered under their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance plan. In order to receive just compensation for medical care, wages, and pain and suffering, the injured railroader must file a lawsuit through the courts, under the legal provisions of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). Often, however, injured workers are unsure whether they have a condition or injury for which they can claim compensation under the FELA.
In order to have a viable claim, you will need to prove:
1. The railroad was either negligent or violated a safety regulation enacted to further worker safety.
2. You were harmed as a consequence of the negligence or violation of the safety regulation.
3. You have damages caused in whole or in part from the negligence or safety regulation violation.
Talk To Your Doctor, Talk To Our FELA Lawyers
It is important to know that your injuries do not need to be the direct result of a specific accident. Some medical conditions result from repetitive motion and cumulative trauma due to whole body vibration over many years. If you are unsure whether your musculoskeletal pain or disability is related to your work on the railroad, discuss it with your doctor, then call us, the FELA lawyers of Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP.
From our offices in Oakland and Los Angeles, our attorneys represent injured railroad workers in all western states in the U.S. Call us at 800-447-7500 or contact us by email to arrange a free consultation.