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Railroad Injury and FELA Claim lawyers - Railroad Injury Lawyer Texas - Roven Camp

The Midwest has a proud tradition of building, working, and maintaining the railroads that are the lifeblood of our country.

Iowa railroad workers risk their lives at their jobs, facing the potential for serious injury, or even death, every day. That’s why it’s so shameful that when these injuries do happen, the workers are often left to their own devices, with little to no support from the institutions that make up the railroad industry.

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That’s where Roven Camp comes in.

Thanks to a federal law called FELA that protects your rights as a railroad worker, experienced FELA lawyers like us can help you get back on track after a workplace injury. At Roven Camp, we have years of experience winning major settlements for railroad workers injured on the job.

If you or someone you know has recently suffered a railroad work injury in Iowa, you can count on us to help.

I injured my back at work and couldn't do my heavy labor job. John Roven was honest with me from day one. He helped me deal with disability insurance, calmed me down, and helped me survive for 2 years. He got me a great settlement that will change our lives for the better.

- Al

FELA Damages in Iowa

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Congress passed the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) in 1908 to guarantee railroad workers the right to compensation in the event of a workplace injury. The act allows injured railroad workers to sue their employer, or another responsible party, for damages.

Some of these damages can include the following:

  • Lost wages
  • Lost benefits
  • Lost earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

It’s important to note that there is no cap to the amount of damages you can receive under FELA, or a predetermined schedule of payments.

Qualifying for FELA in Iowa

However, there are certain requirements that a railroad worker must meet before they are able to file a FELA lawsuit.

If you meet the requirements below, you and an attorney with experience in railroad injuries can file a FELA lawsuit. The only caveat is that the lawsuit must be filed within 3 years of the first time you became aware (or should have known) of your injury.

In addition, you cannot file for punitive damages (extra damages intended to punish the responsible party as a deterrent) under FELA.


The railroad he works for is engaged in interstate commerce (either running across state lines or deals with interstate freight).


The injury to the worker is the result of the negligence or carelessness of an officer, agent, or employee of the railroad; or


The injury is caused by a defect in the railroad’s cars, engines, appliances, machinery, track, road bed, or any other equipment or road.

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exas Railroad Injury and FELA Claim lawyers - Railroad Injury Lawyer Texas - Roven Camp
texas FELA Claim lawyers - Railroad Injury Lawyer Texas - Roven Camp
exas Railroad Injury and FELA Claim lawyers - Railroad Injury Lawyer Texas - Roven Camp

Can Injured Iowa Railroad Workers File for Worker’s Compensation Instead?

When injured on the job, it’s often people’s first instinct to file a worker’s compensation claim. However, if you work on a railroad that deals with interstate commerce, you are NOT covered by your state’s worker’s compensation laws.

This is the main reason that FELA exists– to provide coverage for railroad employees who are unable to file for worker’s compensation. In fact, FELA lawsuits are almost always a better deal for the worker than a worker’s compensation claim.

Instead of filing through an insurance company, you’ll be filing directly in state or federal court. That’s why it’s crucial to have an experienced FELA attorney at your side.

How Roven Camp Can Help

Our attorneys at Roven Camp have spent the last several years serving as union-designated legal counsel for railroad employees across the country. We’re proud to serve the dedicated workers who keep our country’s logistics system chugging down the tracks.

But we’ve also seen firsthand just how devastating workplace injuries can be for railroad workers and their families. These injured workers have a right to compensation, treatment, and respect, three things their employers and insurance agencies are all too often unwilling to give.

With our experience, we can get you the compensation you deserve.

Here’s how we do it:

  • We’ll conduct our own investigation into your injury.
  • We’ll handle the insurance companies on your behalf.
  • We’ll get you the best medical care possible for your injuries.
  • We’ll make sure you know all of your options every step of the way.

Contact Roven Camp Today

At Roven Camp, it’s our job to stand up for injured railroad workers, and to give them the resources to stand up for themselves. If you’ve recently been injured in a workplace railroad accident, and you want to talk through your next steps, look no further. Contact us and schedule a free consultation today.

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