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Albany Fela Claim Lawyer

Albany FELA Claim Lawyer

What is the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)?

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is a special law that covers injured railroad workers. Unlike workers’ compensation, FELA claims are fault-based, meaning that you must prove negligence on the part of your employer. To receive all of the benefits you deserve, you will likely need a lawyer’s assistance.

At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, our experienced lawyers are proud to offer a free consultation to review your on-the-job injury case and answer all of your questions. We represent employees of CSX Transportation (CSXT), Mohawk, Adirondack and Northern Railroad (MHWA), New York and Atlantic Railway (NYA), Albany Port Railroad (APD), Finger Lakes Railway (FGLK) and most other railroads in Upstate New York.

What Compensation Does FELA Offer?

FELA covers many types of damages that workers’ compensation will not cover. For example, workers’ compensation does not offer full wage replacement benefits or any compensation for damages such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of household services. Your right of recovery under FELA is limited only by the extent of your injury.

Unfortunately, many employers will seek to limit their potential liability. Shortly after you are injured, you may be contacted by a claims agent who will attempt to gather information that is favorable for the train company and unfavorable to your case. For example, the claims agent may try to shift blame for the accident from the railroad company to you. Any statements you make to the claims agent could be used to damage your case.

To protect your rights to full compensation, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

Upstate New York Railroad Accident Lawyers

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our Albany FELA claim attorneys. We can meet you at any of our regional offices located in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs, or at a location more convenient for you.

Have Questions?

We Have Answers!
  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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