Since 1908, the Federal Employer’s Liability Act has existed to protect railroad workers who are not covered by regular workers’ compensation laws. But FELA is different from workers’ compensation laws in that it requires the employee to prove that the railroad was negligent in whole or part and as a result of this negligence there was injury or disease. This includes injures or disease from specific incident or cumulative trauma such as carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, shoulder impingement, hearing loss or lung disease.
That’s why you need a law team that knows FELA. That’s why you need the Law Offices of Chris Doscotch.
“As a former resident of Galesburg, Illinois, a railroad hub, and the son of a man who worked in the railroad industry, I am familiar with the demands and requirements of railroad work. That is why my office handles FELA cases. We are knowledgeable of FELA and the use of federal court to protect the safety and welfare of railroad workers.
Our Central Illinois firm also is familiar with our local state courts and federal courts, the citizens that sit on our juries and the doctors that treat the workers. This allows us to see our clients frequently and work as a team in presenting the FELA claim.
If you believe that you may have a FELA case, please call us for a free consultation.