NY FELA Railroad Injury Lawyers
Are you a railroad worker who has been injured on the job? The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) protects railroad workers who have suffered any on-the-job injury. Hecht & Hecht, LLP, can help you seek compensation if you are a railroad employee. We can also help if you are a non-employee that has been injured in a train accident.
Contact us online or call 212.226.2400 to schedule a free initial consultation regarding your railroad injury claim.
History of FELA
FELA is a railroad-specific act that protects railroad workers injured on the job. Around the turn of the 20th century, the number of railways in the United States grew rapidly. Accordingly, the number of railroad employees grew, as did the number of injuries they suffered. Congress passed FELA in 1908, acknowledging the need for railroad-specific injury protections for workers.
Types of Train and Railroad Injuries
If a railroad worker is injured on the job, and the accident was caused in part or wholly by their employer’s negligence, the employee has a right to sue the employer. Our law firm helps clients who have suffered any of these injuries and other on the job:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Knee injuries
- Fractured or crushed bones
- Fatal injuries / wrongful death
New York Train Accidents
Hecht & Hecht, LLP, also represents individuals who have been injured in non-work related train accidents. If you or a loved on has been hit by a train, electrocuted along rail lines, or hurt as a train passenger, we can help determine liability and suggest a course of legal action.
Personal Attention for All Your Legal Needs
Contact us online or call 212.226.2400 to speak to a personal injury attorney in NYC.