Railroad Employee Claims - Miami Injury Attorney
If You Have Suffered a Railroad Injury While at Work, You Need an Attorney Experienced and Knowledgeable in FELA Law. South Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Robert Gross Can Help You Protect Your Rights
Working for a railroad can be a hazardous way to make a living. That's why the federal government enacted the Federal Employers' Liability Act, better known as FELA. This is a form of workers' compensation to protect railroad workers who are injured or the families of a railroad worker who dies while doing their job. It overrides local and state laws and can provide safety rules and regulations for the railroad to adhere to, as well as compensation for those injured or killed.
FELA cases are not something that run-of-the-mill personal injury attorneys are equipped to handle. Its very specific nuances require an experienced railroad claims lawyer for tthis type of law. Attorney Robert Gross, from his Miami law office, has more than 35 years of experience assisting railroad workers injured on the job. There's a specific and sometimes confusing procedure for accessing FELA protection and Gross is prepared to guide his clients through the process.
Common Railroad Injuries Can Have Lasting Effects
Because of the nature of railroad work, even common incidents can leave someone feeling the effects for a lifetime. Among the most frequently reported complaints are:
- Chemical exposure – asbestos, diesel fuel, solvents and other toxic fumes
- Carpel tunnel syndrome or other repetitive motion injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones
If you're injured while working for a railroad, it's important to seek prompt medical attention and report the injuries to your supervisor. If others witnessed the accident, keep a record of their contact information, including full names, phone numbers and addresses – they may be able to provide details you can't recall due to the shock of an injury. Specifically request that your employer preserve all evidence related to your accident – and contact Robert Gross at your earliest convenience. As time passes, many of the details of an accident become lost, and memories fade. Injuries and the resulting medical treatment and rehabilitation, however, endure for the long term.
FELA attorney Robert Gross in Miami Florida can help you obtain what you need to recover from your injuries – or help the surviving members of a worker who lost his life doing his job obtain the compensation they're entitled to. Call 305-670-9009 to schedule a consultation with Robert Gross today. You'll be charged nothing unless Gross is able to recover compensation for your injuries.