Railroads facing Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) claims from injured workers have trusted their most challenging cases to the railroad defense team at Landrum & Shouse LLP. Our attorneys have the experience and reputation to protect the interests of railroads in federal court.
The firm has provided railroad law services since its founding. Our clients include one of the country's largest Class 1 railroads. Due to the nature of Class 1 railroad work, the injuries suffered by workers can be catastrophic or fatal. Contesting these types of FELA claims is essential to protecting the railroad from risk and expense that could damage the bottom line.
Defense Against Traumatic Accident And Occupational Injury Claims
Despite the hazards of railroad work, there are defenses to FELA injury and death claims. Our railroad defense lawyers have the experience to examine the claim, investigate the incident and determine where there are weaknesses in the case. We will present a strategic defense and aggressively fight employee claims that seek to blame the railroad for their injuries.
Case strategy will depend on the specifics of the incident, but some common elements of FELA defense include:
- Inconsistencies in the worker's statements, injury report and medical records
- Failure to meet FELA claim deadlines
- Worker negligence contributing to the injury
- No fault or negligence on the part of the railroad
- Worker was not injured on the job
If the case proceeds to trial, our attorneys have the skill to pursue it as far as necessary.
Contact Landrum & Shouse LLP
Appointments can be scheduled in our Lexington office at (859) 554-4038 or in our Louisville office at (502) 589-7616. You can also contact us online.