Assisting Injured Railroad Workers In Their Pursuit Of Compensation
If you’re injured on a railway job in Illinois and are a FELA union member, then you have significant legal protections under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). This law differs from the quick help that you might get from Illinois workers’ compensation because, with FELA, you have to show that the railroad was at least partly careless in causing your injury.
The FELA attorney at Montgomery Law Firm LLC knows that Illinois’ laws can be confusing. With over 35 years of experience serving clients in Chicago, attorney James D. Montgomery Jr. knows how to defend your long-term well-being after a serious accident or civil rights violation. Your FELA case will be his main focus, and he will answer your questions.
What Is The Fela Employers’ Liability Act (FELA)?
FELA is a U.S. federal law enacted to protect and provide compensation for railroad workers injured on the job. It allows them to file lawsuits against their employers for negligence-related injuries.
While Illinois workers’ compensation offers quick financial relief for any work-related injury, FELA follows a different path. Under FELA, you must prove that the railroad’s negligence partially or fully caused your injury, and it also covers a variety of work-related injuries, including accidents, repetitive stress injuries and exposure to harmful elements.
How A FELA Attorney Can Help FELA Union Members Get Compensation
As an injured FELA union member, remember that your employer knows that you might use FELA against them. They are trained to collect information that could counter your move. However, a skilled FELA attorney can act on your behalf. Attorney Montgomery can apply the following legal steps to protect yourself:
- Help you seek immediate medical attention
- Handle all your legal communication
- Document records for your case
- Write the report on time
- File a lawsuit
- Represent you in court
- Negotiate on your behalf
By seeking legal counsel, you can increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Contact The Firm To Maximize Your Compensation
The FELA attorney at Montgomery Law Firm LLC cares about his clients’ long-term well-being and aims to protect their rights in Illinois. James D. Montgomery Jr. is experienced and has a track record of success. For more information in a consultation, call the Chicago office at 872-285-7065 or reach out online.