Written by our personal injury lawyers in Charlottesville
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) Law that applies to railroad workers is unique when it comes to death cases on the railroad. It is not like wrongful death injury laws in a state Wrongful Death action, as those come under different laws. It is absolutely essential that you have an injury lawyer who is experienced in the FELA Death Statute in order that you are fully compensated for the loss of a loved one. It is essential that the family of the railroad worker be protected. Our personal injury lawyers in Charlottesville will ask a jury for the income the deceased worker would have earned and furnished to his family for the remainder of his career. There are other elements of damages (money) involved, such as Loss of Guidance to family members, and matters that deal with the change in the life of the family.
It is essential that you have an experienced injury lawyer who is familiar with and has access to find insurance benefits that are due to the family, both personal and those through the job, and the union. You also need an injury law office that will help with any Railroad Retirement Board benefits due to the family or children of the deceased railroad worker.
Before you choose an personal injury lawyer, you should interview that attorney and inquire if the attorney has handled death cases for railroad employees under the FELA. This is an essential criteria for a lawyer. The special and unique laws under the FELA for death cases require an experienced injury law firm. Wilson & Hajek will be pleased to offer advice and share any information you may need concerning our experience in handling such cases. Railroad death cases are devastating to the family. We are proud of the help we have provided over the years to the families of deceased railroad workers.
Railroad workers can collect for injuries. Call the law firm of Wilson & Hajek.
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