Injured At Your Railroad Job? Here Are Five Tips For A Successful FELA Claim

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.

Recommendations For A Successful FELA Claim

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 railroad injury attorneys of Hofmann & Schweitzer at 1-800-362-9329 for more information.

Paul T. Hofmann
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Focused on personal injury, with an emphasis on maritime, railroad and construction worker tort claims.
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