Railroad Accident Attorneys for North Carolina
At Crumley Roberts, We Take Your Concerns to Heart
Railroad work is physically demanding and full of potential hazards. When railroaders are injured on the job, they may be able to pursue financial compensation under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). The families of railroad workers who suffer fatal injuries may also be entitled to compensation under FELA.
The North Carolina railroad accident lawyers at Crumley Roberts are here to help you recover compensation if you or someone you love was injured. It has been over a century since FELA offered basic on-the-job protection for railroad workers and their families, but this federal law still holds true. Our attorneys are here to help protect your rights to the fullest extent under the law. We stand up for our clients, the community, and each other.
FELA Claims for Railroad Accidents
Passed in 1908 after the considerable expansion of railroad use in the United States, FELA was created to protect and compensate railroaders for on-the-job injuries. President Benjamin Harrison addressed the very real dangers faced by railroaders at the time in an 1889 speech to Congress, stating:
“It is a reproach to our civilization that any class of American workmen, should in the pursuit of a necessary and useful vocation, be subjected to a peril of life and limb as great as that of a soldier in time of war.”
Today’s railroaders are still protected by FELA, but this is a fault-based law that requires an injured railroader to prove negligence or wrongdoing to recover compensation. That is where Crumley Roberts can make all the difference. We can work to investigate your claim not only to try to prove negligence but also to assess its full and fair value. The medical bills and ongoing expenses or emotional trauma associated with a railroad accident may be considerable. We will work to get the benefits you deserve, so you can heal, rebuild, and move on*.
For a free consultation regarding your railroad accident claim, please call us at (866) 691-0607.
*Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in the future.