Posted on November 21st, 2020 by Zane Cagle
While some collisions are avoidable, there are different types of personal injury claims. For example, if a railroad employee is injured in a train accident, then the claim would be included in the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) that allows railroad employees who are injured on the job to file a lawsuit to recover damages from their employer when negligence occurs on the part of the employer or another employee.
This act is not to be confused with worker’s compensation. Under conditions of FELA, the injured employee may recover punitive damages that they would not be entitled to under worker’s compensation. However, FELA is a complicated statute. Therefore, it is highly recommended that an injured employee or family of a killed employee to consult a FELA lawyer to protect the victim’s rights.
At The Cagle Law Firm, an experienced St. Louis attorney can review your claim and help you file a lawsuit against the person responsible for your accident or injury or to help you determine if you have a wrongful death claim. Zane Cagle may also assist you in deciding if you have a FELA claim. To schedule a consultation to discuss your claim, please contact the firm today at (314) 276-1681.