If you have been involved in a train accident or work-related railroad accident in Arkansas, the train accident attorneys at Collins, Collins & Ray can help. Whether you’ve experienced a railroad crossing wreck, a railroad accident or derailment involving toxic materials, or if you would like to know your rights regarding pursuit of an injury or death claim against a railroad, our experienced attorneys will fight for your rights.
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FELA Claims | Train Accident Lawyers
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) was established by Congress in 1908 to protect the rights of railroad workers. When a railroad worker is seriously injured or killed, or if they develop a debilitating or life-threatening condition, such as cancer, as a result of their job, they or their survivors may be entitled to financial restitution, as outlined by FELA.
The purpose of FELA is to protect railroad workers who are hurt on the job. This applies to all railroad workers, including:
- Bridge inspectors
- Bridge Carpenters
- Building Carpenters
- Maintenance-of-way workers
- Maintenance crews
- Machine operators
- Other railroad workers
FELA covers workers who experience:
- Train-related injuries
- Crashes at railroad crossings
- Occupational disorders
- Occupational-related diseases, including lung diseases, hearing loss or repetitive stress injuries
- Asbestos and mesothelioma claims
- Train derailments and railroad wrecks
- Passenger train injuries
- Toxic chemical leaks and spills
- Wrongful death
Collins, Collins & Ray’s highly skilled attorneys can help you navigate the law. Call us today for a free consultation about your FELA law claim.
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How Much Time Do I Have to File a FELA or Train Accident Claim?
The general rule is that you have three years after the date of an injury to file a FELA claim in court. There are exceptions, however, if an employee was exposed to certain fumes or toxins associated with work on the railroad, and is later diagnosed with leukemia or other cancers, or other diseases related to exposure. These fumes include:
- Diesel exhaust
- Silica Sand
- Welding fumes
In any case, it’s important that you begin your claim against the railroad as soon as possible. If you have a viable case, Collins, Collins & Ray Arkansas train accident attorneys will fight for you. We will make sure your voice is heard and your rights are protected.
If you have been injured in a railroad or train accident, our Arkansas attorneys can help. Call Collins, Collins & Ray for a free consultation today.
Why Choose Collins, Collins & Ray?
- Our firm’s attorneys are regularly sought out speakers asked to teach other attorneys about reliable methods of successfully resolving personal injury claims.
- Our firm’s attorneys are often consulted by other attorneys looking to make sure their clients are given the benefit of our knowledge and experience in providing reliable representation to injured Arkansans.
- Our firm’s attorneys have taken significant injury cases that other attorneys have turned away and resolved them for substantial value.
- Our firm’s attorneys know the law and work very hard to determine the important facts that insurance companies take note of when looking to value claims.
Our firm’s attorneys know the law and work very hard to determine the important facts that insurance companies take note of when looking to value claims. At CCR, we offer free consultations and you will not be charged unless we win your personal injury claim. That’s how confident we are that we can get you what you deserve! Contact us!