Railroad injury claims
Our American legal system is based upon principles of justice and fair play. If you have been injured in a railroad accident, you have the legal right to pursue a claim to be compensated for your injuries. However, while you have many rights under the law, attempting to preserve these rights by dealing with the railroad directly can feel like David battling Goliath. The fact is that in these matters the legal playing field is not level. Railroads have tremendous resources behind them to pour into legal defense. Their claims system is designed to minimize their liability and reduce any potential payout.
To protect your legal rights and maximize your compensation, you need Petro & Harrington on your side. We know how to deal with railroads and insurance companies. We have the experience and resources to help you achieve the best possible result.
FELA Lawyers for On-Duty Railroad Injuries
The Chicago law firm of Petro & Harrington works to recover compensation for injured railroad workers in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and throughout the Midwest. Railroad and train-related accidents occur every day, and injured railroad employees’ rights are not protected by state workers’ compensation laws. Instead, they are governed by a unique federal regulatory system. This complex law is called the Federal Employers’ Liability Act or “FELA." Our extensive experience in this highly specialized field of law, coupled with our exceptional level of personal service, makes Petro & Harrington, LLC especially qualified to help you with your situation.
The FELA is a specialized statute that governs workplace injuries to railroad employees, and we are intimately familiar with the inner workings of every major and nearly every short-line railroad in the United States. Railroad employees need representation like that provided by our law firm in order to protect, prosecute and obtain full justice and compensation for their injuries.