train accidents

Attorneys For Injured Railroad Workers In Alabama And Mississippi

Train Accident - Pepper & Odom

Railroad workers sustain serious injuries due to track defects, crashes, equipment failure, exposure to toxic substances and other types of train accidents every day. At Pepper & Odom Law Firm, our workers’ comp and personal injury attorneys are well-versed in handling all types of railroad accident cases and can help you recover maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other losses.

Compensation For Workers Injured In Train Accidents

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was enacted in 1908 to address the dangers associated with working in the railroad industry. FELA enables workers to recover damages for an injury that is caused by the negligence of a railroad carrier, its agents or employees. FELA exempts railroad employees from state workers’ compensation statutes, which usually prohibit injured workers from suing their employer. FELA allows injured railroad workers to bring lawsuits in the federal or local state courts.

Burns, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation and occupational diseases are just a few examples of catastrophic injuries that can occur in train accidents. The FELA benefits process can be complex and difficult to navigate. An injured railroad worker must show that their employer was negligent to recover FELA benefits. Seeking the counsel of a knowledgeable attorney who is familiar with handling FELA claims can help you understand your rights and recover fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

As a railroad employee who’s been injured on the job, under FELA you may be able to recover the following damages:

  • Loss of past and future earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Payment for a reduced ability to work due to the injuries
  • Benefits for dependents of railroad workers killed on the job

Third-Party Liability

In addition to FELA benefits, you may be entitled to compensation from the railroad company, equipment manufacturers, track owners and other contractors or shippers if their negligence caused your injury. Our legal team will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case, determine who should be held accountable for your damages and fight to help you recover the compensation and benefits you deserve.   

Contact A Skilled Attorney Who Will Fight For Your Rights

If you’ve been injured or have lost a loved one in a train accident, our compassionate and experienced attorneys at Pepper & Odom Law Firm can help. Contact us online or call 601-202-1111 in Mississippi. In Alabama, call 888-498-4516.