While there have been many advances in the technology involving trains and railroads, railroad employees still face significant risk in the day-to-day activity of their job. According to the Federal Railroad Administration, more than 45,000 individuals have been injured in nearly 100,000 train and railroad accidents, and 145 have been killed. As railways were established before the advent of workers' compensation, many railroad employees are not covered by workers' comp insurance. This has left many injured workers unable to cover the costs of their medical care and other related expenses.
If you have been hurt in a railroad accident and are in need of monetary compensation for your injuries and other damages, then it is in your best interest to seek the help of a Minneapolis personal injury lawyer at the law firm of Butwinick Injury Law. We have successfully helped many individuals obtain the settlements they deserve after injurious accidents, and we can aggressively pursue restitution in your railroad accident case. We will seek maximum compensation on your behalf so that you can concentrate on recuperating from your injuries without the added worry of possible financial strain.
In lieu of workers' compensation, railroad workers are covered by a federal law known as the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA. This law allows injured workers to sue their employers for damages related to an accident. Unlike workers' compensation, however, an injured worker must be able to prove negligence on the part of their employer in order to be successful in their suit. In hiring an attorney in your railroad accident case, you will have someone who can investigate your accident in order to prove fault and possibly secure the compensation you need in a swift and efficient manner.
Have you been involved in a railroad accident? Contact a Minneapolis railroad accident attorney who can fight on your behalf for the injury compensation you are owed.