From Charlottesville, Virginia

Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Railroad Employee Injury Attorneys in Virginia


A railroad injury case is handled under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act. A railroad injury on-the-job requires experienced legal advice.

When injured on the railroad, a special law known as the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) comes into play. The railroad injury claim can be brought in a federal court or a state court. The injured railroad employees need experienced legal advice as to where they should bring their claims.

The other laws that come into play are the Safety Appliance Act (SAA) and the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA). These Acts provide special provisions to help the injured employee recover for the railroad injury. Again, an experienced railroad injury lawyer is needed to give you the best advice on your claim.

The good news is that you can call our office and get a free consultation (with no obligation) from experienced railroad injury lawyers. Railroad injuries are usually serious in nature and an injured railroad employee should not take chances by trying to handle the claim without legal advice.

Francis P. Hajek
Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm
Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers
Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Staunton, Waynesboro

1 comment:

  1. Established in 1908, the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) is a piece of legislation that entitles railroad employees to compensation if they are injured while working and they can prove that their injuries were caused or intensified by their employer's negligence, recklessness or carelessness. Although these railroad workers are not entitled to file for workers' compensation, if they can successfully prove their case, they will be entitled to larger compensation packages (than pre-determined traditional workers' compensation benefits) that can compensate them for their all of their injuries, losses, pain and suffering.