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Wisconsin FELA Lawyers

Helping Injured Railroad Workers

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is the government law that establishes the standards under which injured railroad workers can seek compensation. FELA was enacted in 1908 upon the recognition that railroad workers are at high risk for job-related injuries.

The Milwaukee law firm of Derzon & Menard guides injured railroad workers through the complex FELA process. Contact our firm by calling 866-435-0118 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your legal options.

FELA Explained

FELA is similar to workers' compensation, in that it provides compensation to injured workers. But FELA is railroad-employee specific, and provides a number of benefits unique to this line of work:

  • FELA benefits are often paid out for a lifetime, whereas workers' comp benefits are cut off after a period of time
  • FELA does not required an injured worker to prove negligence on part of the employer (in regard to the violation of safety statutes)

An injured worker can file a FELA claim in state or federal court. Working with an attorney who understands complex FELA laws can benefit the client in all aspects of the claim process.

Back Injuries

At Derzon & Menard, we represent railroad workers who have suffered various job-related injuries, but focus much of our practice on representing those who have suffered back injuries. The nature of a railroad job requires workers to bend, lift heavy equipment, get in and out of box cars, and other actions that can lead to a back injury.

If you have suffered a railroad injury as an employee, contact our law firm in Milwaukee to discuss your options with a workers' compensation attorney.

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