Railroad & FELA Claims
FELA Attorney Protecting the Rights of Injured Railroad Workers in Texas and Beyond
Working on the railroad — building or repairing tracks, maintaining trains or handling cargo — has always been a hazardous job. In recognition of the dangers, injured railroad employees are granted special protection under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA).
Despite the specific rights mandated under FELA, we know that railway workers often encounter obstacles to medical coverage and rightful compensation. The League City railroad accident lawyers of the Tylka Law Firm can represent your rights if you suffered serious injury on the job.
Our League City railroad accident lawyer represents railroad workers in Galveston and Houston, throughout Texas and nationwide. Call our hotline (713-829-6048) day or night to arrange a free consultation.
Representing Railroad Employees Injured on the Job
Veteran trial lawyer Larry Tylka has more than 25 years’ experience negotiating settlements and obtaining jury awards in a wide range of FELA injury cases, including:
- Train crashes and falls from trains
- Fires and burns working around diesel engines
- Slip-and-fall injuries, such as slipping on ballast while fixing rails
- Back injuries from lifting
- Carpal tunnel syndrome from hammering rail spikes
- Whole body vibration syndrome from riding on railcars
- Illness from exposure to creosote in rail ties
- Toxic freight spills
We have represented employees of Union Pacific, Burlington Northern (BNSF) and Southern Pacific, as well as Amtrak, NJ Transit and other rail carriers. Whether you or a loved one worked in the rail yards at Fort Worth, on the docks at Galveston, at the shops in Arkansas or in a desk job at headquarters, your on-the-job injury is covered under FELA.
Why Do I Need a Texas FELA Attorney?
FELA claims are brought directly to the railroad company or employer, or as lawsuits in state or federal court. Unlike workers’ compensation, which is a “no fault” system, a FELA suit requires the injured worker to prove negligence. The defense can also counterclaim your contributory negligence, which would reduce your compensation. FELA is a specialized and complex area of federal law, with notice requirements, deadlines and rules for submitting claims. For all these reasons, it is in your best interests to immediately contact an attorney who regularly handles these claims.
Mr. Tylka goes beyond the obvious to maximize all available damages, such as lost wages and future earnings, medical bills and future treatment, pain and suffering, permanent disability and mental distress.
When Justice Matters… We Will Be There for Our Clients
The Tylka Law Firm provides free consultations for injured railroad employees and for the families of workers killed in railroad accidents. Contact us today to talk to our League City railroad accident attorney about your unique case.