The Outcome of Your FELA Claim May Not Be the Same as Others

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If you’ve recently been hurt, you may have started asking friends and coworkers about their experiences or looking at the results of other railroad workers’ cases to get an idea of what to expect with your claim. While this can be a great way to learn more about what you may be facing and how to avoid common mistakes, don’t be too quick to assume that your case will have a similar outcome. Every injury case is filled with unique factors and individual circumstances that can make the outcome very hard to predict. Your experience may be very different from the experience of others, even if your claim involves similar injuries or events.

Why Similar FELA Claims Sometimes Have Very Different Results

How much an injured railroad worker recovers in a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claim can vary wildly depending on:

  • The type of injury
  • The doctor’s opinion of the injury
  • The details of recovery
  • How hard the railroad fights the claim
  • How well the injury is documented
  • If the victim works with an experienced attorney

If you end up falling for insurance-company tricks, missing important evidence, or misunderstanding your rights, it’s possible to end up without the compensation you need—and far less than your claim is actually worth.

You have rights as a railroad employee, even if you need legal representation to get the company to take you seriously. For more information about protecting and asserting your rights after you’ve been hurt, connect with us Facebook, or give our experienced legal team a call today.


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