Railroad Worker Accidents & Injuries

railroad workers

Are you a railroad worker who has been injured due to your employer’s negligence? Do you need to find a legal team with decades of experience for your court case?

Even if you had a hand in causing your accident, John G. Munoz can help you pursue a settlement. He has more than three decades of experience representing railroad workers and their FELA cases. He serves injured railroad workers in the state of Louisiana from his office in the greater New Orleans area.

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) is a law that is more than 100 years old that governs personal injury cases that happen to railroad workers. In some cases, the injury does not have to happen on the job site. If you have a work-related injury, talk to John Munoz before signing any settlement paperwork.

Recovering Damages if You Were Partially at Fault

If you have been injured on the job for any reason, don’t feel pressured to agree to a settlement. Contact your local union representative as well as an accident attorney.

You may be able to recover damages for:

  • Time lost from work
  • Permanent disability
  • Medical bills
  • Mental trauma
  • Pain and suffering

FELA personal injury cases have a low burden of proof compared to other personal injury cases. This means that you may have a valid case even if your employer was slightly negligent or grossly negligent.

Common Causes of FELA Cases in New Orleans

In addition to one-time work-related accidents, railroad workers can bring FELA cases for long-term injuries like carpal tunnel, lung cancer, and hearing impairment.

You may also bring suit for broken bones, traumatic head injuries, brain trauma, and torn muscles. Some other common railroad injuries include:

  • Falling from a moving train or other transport vehicles
  • Being electrocuted due to coworker negligence
  • Sustaining injuries at railway depots or construction sites

Choose a Law Firm With Three Decades of FELA Experience

As you’re making your decision about legal representation, keep in mind that John G. Munoz is an experienced Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) lawyer. Mr. Munoz has also received the highest honor possible from his peers: an AV rating from Martindale Hubble. This speaks to his track record of success in the courtroom and his respect for his clients.

Navigating Railroad worker FELA cases can be complex process, but joining with an experienced attorney will simplify the process. John Munoz will formulate a strategy for your case and take over correspondence with insurance companies and your employer. Even if you were partially at fault, give us a call at (504) 581-7070 or send us a message. Remember to bring copies of all your medical bills and correspondence with your union, doctors, and insurance companies.

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