Ohio railroad workers face danger on a daily basis. Working with massive locomotives driven by powerful machinery provides almost limitless potential for accidents and injuries. To help reduce the number of accidents and provide compensation to injury victims, Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in 1908.
If you were injured while working as an engineer, a maintenance worker, a conductor, a boiler inspector or another type of railway employee, FELA can provide the money and medical benefits you and your family need.
Rumizen Weisman Attorneys is a Cleveland-based law firm dedicated to representing injured railroad workers across the state. Our highly respected lawyers have an in-depth understanding of the laws and regulations pertaining to the railroad industry, including the Boiler Inspection Act, the Safety Appliance Act and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Count on us to intelligently and vigorously represent your interests.
What Benefits Does FELA Provide?
FELA benefits are similar to workers’ compensation benefits. They can include money to cover your past and future:
- Medical expenses
- Lost paychecks
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If your spouse or parent was killed while working on the railroad, FELA can provide financial compensation to you.
Proving That The Other Party Was Negligent In Some Way
To successfully bring a FELA claim, you must be able to show that the railroad company or your employer was negligent. You must also show that this negligence contributed in some way to your injuries. Generally, it only takes a small bit of evidence to show that your employer:
- Failed to provide a work environment that was reasonably safe
- Failed to inspect the work site for possible hazards
- Failed to properly train or supervise employees
- Failed to enforce safety regulations
- Was careless in some other way
The attorneys at Rumizen Weisman Attorneys will carefully investigate your accident and gather all available evidence to support your claim. Let us do the hard work while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
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Call Rumizen Weisman Attorneys at 216-658-5500 or contact us online to set up a free consultation. We are proud to provide personal, responsive service. Plus, we get paid only if we recover compensation for you.