What is required to file a FELA injury claim for railroad employees in Kentucky? FELA was passed in 1908 with the intention of providing almost guaranteed payment for employees, additional incentives for employers to more strictly enforce safety regulations, and to provide sufficient compensation for those who are injured while working in a rail yard or on the railroad.
FELA generally provides much more compensation than traditional state workers compensation and covers many expenses related to railroad related injury expenses such as:
- Past, present and future medical bills
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Permanent injury or loss of a range of motion in a limb
- Scarring and/or disfigurement
- Pain, suffering and emotional anguish
Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC have aggressively pursued a FELA injury claims for railroad employees in Kentucky from our offices in Louisville. Founded in 1924, HLH is the most established personal injury law firm in the area. Each of our injury attorneys have decades of proven trial experience and a strong track record of success in injury cases.
FELA cases must be carefully prepared and our attorneys often must overcome substantial resistance to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We must prove the railroad or your employer contributed, in part (called “slight negligence”) to the negligence which caused your injuries. This is often the result of defective safety practices, faulty equipment, reckless behavior or simply an accident which results from this dangerous work.
Railroad employers are required by federal and state laws to provide a safe working environment for all railroad employees. If you have suffered an injury while working for a railroad employer, or have lost a loved one in a railroad related accident we invite you to contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation.
Ask about our extensive track record of success in these cases and the recommendations of the legal industry.