Railroad employees are skilled workers who place themselves in dangerous situations each and every day. This can lead to serious injuries and illnesses. These injuries and illnesses that are sustained on the job or as the result of the employment can lead to missed days of work, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Railroad injuries can range from minor to severe. In cases of a derailment or an accident involving a worker being struck by a train, the injuries are almost always immediately apparent and may require extensive medical care. However, there are also instances of illnesses developing over time (cumulative trauma) such as degenerative arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and mesothelioma or asbestosis (asbestos related diseases) that result from prolonged exposure to negligent work assignments.
The Great Falls railroad injury attorneys at Kovacich Snipes, P.C., are highly skilled legal advocates who have experience handling a wide variety of workplace accidents, including railroad accidents and mining accidents. We will carefully review your case and determine how to pursue compensation for the injuries you have suffered.
Under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), railroad workers who may not be covered by regular workers’ compensation laws are able to sue all potentially liable companies over injuries suffered on the job. FELA allows monetary payouts for lost earning capacity and pain and suffering, which can substantially exceed benefits typically available under workers’ compensation laws.
FELA is an area of the law which is very specific and addresses injuries to railroad workers. Cumulative trauma injuries, broken bones, asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma, amputations, and even wrongful death can result from railroad-related workplace negligence. Know your rights and trust your case to our lawyers, who will keep your best interests in mind at all times.
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of ourGreat Falls railroad injury lawyers, contact us via email or call our office at (406) 761-5595. All personal injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis. We represent clients throughout Montana who has suffered serious injuries.