Serious injuries can occur when doing railroad work. Railway cars weigh many tons and can carry many tons of freights. Workers who do work loading, unloading, disconnecting, connecting, and cleaning rail cars are at risk.
Fighting For the Seriously Injured
The attorneys at Bishop Legal protect and fight for the rights of seriously injured railroad workers. We handle cases involving injuries of the neck, head, including traumatic brain injuries, back, knee, shoulder, hip, burns, broken bones, other internal or catastrophic injuries. We also represent the deceased in the tragic event of a negligent death resulting from a railroad work accident.
Our law firm represent clients all over Washington State, Montana and others States. We provide caring, attentive representation allowing clients to focus on your recovery and the many other challenges they are facing, emotionally and financially, in addition to their physical injuries.
Railroad Workers Have Special Protection Under The Law
The right of injured railroad workers to receive compensation for injuries suffered while working is different than other occupations. An industry-specific law called the “Federal Employers Liability Act” (FELA) covers the rights of injured railroad workers.
Under this law, injured railroad workers can sue for damages caused by the employer’s negligence or carelessness in state or federal court. The benefits available to injured railroad workers are typically much more robust than in other occupations.
Railroad Injury Attorneys
Our lawyers are licensed in the state of Washington and in federal court. We fight for the rights of injured railroad workers to get them the fair compensation they are entitled to under the law. These damages can include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Future medical needs
- Permanent, partial, or total disability
- Disfigurement or scarring
Compassionate Representation, Aggressive Attorneys
Our lawyers provide compassionate representation to help our clients and their families resume a normal life as much as possible after a grave accident. While we can never fully comprehend the severity of the injury suffered, we are dedicated to our clients and provide personal effective legal representation.
Although the railroad injury can never be undone, we help clients get justice they deserve through rightful compensation from companies who may be legally responsible for the injury.
Our lawyers have built this practice on a strong commitment to clients through personal service and attention to detail. We take a hands-on approach and devote our full energy to make sure our clients receive the maximum possible compensation for their injury cases.
If you have suffered an injury while performing work in or around a railroad car in Seattle, Tacoma, or anywhere else in Washington State, please call us or use our contact form. We offer a free consultation and do not charge a fee unless we make a recovery in the case.