What are some of the common injuries associated with a Kentucky FELA claim? Why is it important to work with an experienced Kentucky FELA injury and trial attorney to ensure the best possible outcome in your case?
Those who work for railroad companies or in the railyards of Kentucky face exceptional risk of injury compared to many other types of work. FELA provides specific benefits which are not available through a standard workers compensation or personal injury claim. FELA benefits are more extensive and generally require less proof of liability than other forms of workers compensation or personal injury claims.
This federal program was put in place to protect the rights of injured railroad workers and provide needed benefits for the types of serious injuries which occur. Some of the common injuries associated with a Kentucky FELA claim include:
- Crush Injuries
- Loss of Limbs
- Concussions, Head Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Disfigurement and Permanent Scarring
- Second and Third Degree Burns
- Serious Back and Neck Injuries
- Fractures and Broken Bones
The costs associated with past, present and future medical treatment as well as lost wages, pain and suffering and other financial damages associated with these injuries are quite high. This is why it is important to work with the FELA injury attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC (HLH). Each of our attorneys have decades of experience in these cases, proven trial skills which have resulted in substantial verdicts and scores of recommendations by grateful clients.
HLH has the experience, FELA knowledge and skill and resources to stand up to large railroad interests and federal claims agents to ensure our clients receive full and fair compensation for what has happened. If you or someone you love has suffered an injury while working in a Kentucky rail yard or on the railroad we invite you to contact HLH or call (866) 583-9701 for a free consultation. There is no cost to you out of pocket for our representation as we are paid on a contingency fee basis in all FELA injury cases.