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When railroad workers suffer an on-the-job injury, it can be difficult for them to get the benefits they are entitled to. Railroad employees are covered by the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), but often need the assistance of an experienced attorney to obtain the coverage they deserve.
The lawyers at Burge & Burge, PC, have represented hundreds of injured railroad employees in the United States. We are one of the oldest FELA law firms in the nation and can protect your rights to compensation. Please call or 877-388-3749 to schedule an appointment with our Alabama railroad disability benefits attorneys. Your consultation is free.
Why Working With a Lawyer Is Important
After a railroad accident or injury, representatives from the railroad will try to get a statement from you as soon as possible, perhaps while you are still recovering in the hospital. Before you give your statement, you may want to contact a lawyer or your union representative. The railroad will be trying to protect itself from liability and expense; the representative they send is not on your side.
Injured railroad workers must fill out a personal injury report after they are injured on the job. If this report is not completed correctly, the railroad may try to use the report against the injured worker. In fact, an employee may be disciplined or fired for filing a late or incorrect personal injury report. Also, if information is missing from the report, the railroad may deny responsibility for the accident or injury. We can help you correctly complete the report and include all necessary information.
Some of the personal injury reports we are familiar with include:
- Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Personal Injury Report, Form 22
- Union Pacific Railroad: Report of Personal Injury or Occupational Illness
- Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway: Employee Personal Injury/Occupational Illness Report
- CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT): Employee's Injury and/or Illness Report, Form PI-1A
- Kansas City Southern Railway: 68-D Employee Report of Injury and Illness
- Canadian National Illinois Central (CN/IC): Personal Injury Report (F-0475)
For a free consultation with a Birmingham railroad employee injury claim attorney, please call or contact us online.