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RAILROAD INJURY AND FELA LAWYERS

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Railroad workers risk their lives every day to help goods and people get across the United States.

The railroad is one of America’s most dangerous workplaces, with injuries that can lead to serious surgeries, amputations, or even death. But when workers suffer an injury, they’re often left out to dry by the very organizations that promise to protect them.

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That’s where Roven Camp comes in.

We know that railroad employees have rights and protections in case of an injury that can help get workers back on the road to recovery, and we have decades of experience making sure railroad workers get what they need after an accident. If you’re injured on the railroad and want to know the way forward, we’re here 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

Railroad Worker Rights and Protections in Texas:

Workers’ Compensation or FELA?

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Railroad employees who work for railroads doing business in interstate commerce are NOT covered by state workers’ compensation laws.

Instead, the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) is a federal statute specifically intended to cover railroad employees who are injured on the job – and in almost every case, it’s even better than workers’ compensation.

While workers’ compensation claims are filed through the worker’s insurance company, FELA lawsuits are filed directly in either state or federal court – typically with the help of a dedicated and experienced FELA lawyer.

FELA Lawsuits in Texas

FELA was passed by Congress in 1908 as a way to ensure railroad workers are guaranteed a safe workplace. The Act allows railroad workers and their families to recover compensation they need when they are injured in a work-related accident on the railroad.

In order to qualify for FELA, an injured railroad worker must be able to prove the following:

1

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

2

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

3

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

What are railroad workers entitled to under FELA?

If an injured railroad worker is able to prove the above elements, they will be eligible for one of the many types of damages FELA provides, including:

  • Economic losses: lost earnings, earning capacity, medical expenses, and lost benefits (including health insurance and retirement benefits)
  • Non-economic losses: pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of guidance and support of family members

Railroad employees have 3 years from the date they knew or should have known that they were injured and that their injury was caused by the railroad to file a lawsuit under FELA.

There is no predetermined schedule of payments or cap on damages under FELA.

The only caveat with FELA is that punitive damages (damages that serve to punish the railroad company or negligent party in an injury) are not allowed.

How Roven Camp Can Help

At Roven Camp, we believe that the people who work for railroads are the salt-of-the-earth kind of people who helped build this country. That’s why our Texas railroad attorneys serve as union-designated legal counsel for railroad employees across the country.

We know that getting hurt on the job is like being tossed into a maze without a reliable map, and we’ve dedicated our careers to working with injured railroad workers to get the compensation and treatment they 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 the end of the day, our goal at Roven Camp is to work with you to have a voice, stand up for yourself, and work together towards a safer workforce. If you’ve been injured in a railroad work accident, contact us today.

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