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Five Tips for Successful FELA Claims

If you are a railroad worker who has been injured on the job then you have likely learned two things very quickly. First, FELA, the law governing your potential recovery, is complicated. Second, your employer is not very excited about helping you with your recovery. That means that you may have to fight hard for your recovery. It is important to know that the potential damages for injured railroad workers can be significant and are often worth fighting for.

In order to be successful in your FELA case, we recommend:

  • Calling Hofmann & Schweitzer: The advice and legal representation of experienced New York and New Jersey train accident lawyers can make a significant difference in your recovery.
  • Keeping careful documentation of your injuries: You have the right to see your own doctor and to obtain copies of all your medical records. It is important to understand your injuries and how they may affect your future.
  • Keep track of all of your expenses: Out-of-pocket expenses can quickly add up after a train accident, and they may be reimbursable.
  • Filling out your injury report completely: Include every detail about your accident, even if some of those details are not favorable to you.
  • Determining whether anyone witnessed your accident: Witnesses can be valuable in proving your claim and helping you get the compensation you deserve.


Call the experienced New Jersey and New York railroad injury attorneys of Hofmann & Schweitzer at 1-800-362-9329 for more information. 

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