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Injured on the Job While Working for Amtrak? You Have Rights!

Posted by Brad Ponder | Apr 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Being injured at work can be a frightening and stressful experience. If you recently suffered an injury while working for Amtrak, you're likely facing medical bills, lost wages, and a mountain of uncertainty about your future. The good news is that the law provides protections for injured railroad workers, including those employed by Amtrak.

This blog post will provide a brief overview of your rights under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) and the importance of securing legal representation if you've been injured working for Amtrak.

FELA Protects Injured Amtrak Workers

The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) is a federal law that protects railroad workers who are injured on the job. Amtrak is considered a common carrier under FELA. This means that if you're employed by Amtrak and are injured while performing your job duties, you may be eligible to file a claim under FELA to recover compensation for your damages.

Here's what's important to remember about FELA:

  • FELA lowers the burden of proof for injured workers. Unlike traditional worker's compensation claims, you don't necessarily need to prove your employer's negligence to win a FELA case. You only need to show that your employer's negligence played a role in your injury.
  • FELA provides broader damage recovery. Under FELA, you can recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even future lost wages due to your injuries.

Why You Need an Attorney with FELA Experience

While FELA offers significant protections for injured railroad workers, navigating a FELA claim can be complex. Here's why securing an attorney with experience handling FELA cases is crucial:

  • FELA lawsuits involve complex legal issues. An experienced FELA attorney can help you understand your rights, gather evidence to support your claim, and navigate the legal process.
  • Amtrak has a team of lawyers protecting their interests. You'll be going up against a well-resourced legal team. Having an experienced FELA attorney on your side ensures a level playing field.
  • FELA attorneys work on contingency. Most FELA attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won't pay any legal fees upfront unless they win your case.

Contact Ponder Legal Group Today

If you've been injured while working for Amtrak, don't hesitate to contact Ponder Legal Group today. Our experienced FELA attorneys can help you understand your rights, explore your legal options, and fight for the compensation you deserve. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, so contact us today and let us help you get back on your feet.

About the Author

Brad Ponder

Brad specializes in complex litigation, including class actions and mass torts in both state and federal court. He represents consumer and business owners in a variety of lawsuits, including class actions and high-stakes litigation against major corporations. 


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