I Worked on the Railroad and I Was Hurt in a Work Accident Ive Heard That I May Contact a New York Attorney

Q
I worked on the railroad and I was hurt in a work accident. Ive heard that I may contact a New York railroad lawyer and pursue a claim, but how will I support myself until the claim is settled? Would I be better off taking a quick settlement?
A
You ask an important question. You are understandably concerned about how to pay your bills and meet your financial obligations until such time as a New York FELA claim is settled.

The answer to how you will pay your bills is unique to your situation. Many injured railroad employees qualify for disability benefits. The amount of money provided and the length of time that disability payments are provided vary. Alternatively, you may be able to find work in another, less physically demanding, industry or you may be able to borrow money from friends, relatives, banks or others.

New York railroad attorneys know that you are eager to settle your claim and get the recovery that you are owed. Unfortunately, the railroads, their insurance companies and attorneys also know it and try to use your eagerness to their advantage by providing a low settlement in exchange for a quick settlement.

Instead of quickly accepting the railroad’s offer, please talk to your New York railroad lawyer about your options and concerns. Your New York FELA attorney will help you get the recovery that you deserve.

To learn more about railroad injury claims and how a New York City railroad lawyer may be able to help you, please fill out our online contact form or call us directly at 1-800-362-9329.