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Railroad Workers' Compensation Lawsuits
Railroad workers fall under a unique workers' compensation class, and have been for more than a century. Since construction, travel, and maintenance of a railroad often involves multiple states, railroad workers are not subject to Illinois workers' compensation laws. They are governed instead by the Federal Employers' Liability Act, passed in 1908. FELA claims require workers to demonstrate negligence by an employer, unlike work comp claims in other industries. If it can be proven that a worker was partially at fault, liability, and therefore damages, are proportionally split between worker and company. In addition, if it was deemed that a railroad was violating a federal law or regulation, they are subject to strict liability, which means they are entirely at fault.
As experienced workers' compensation lawyers in Southern Illinois, Hassakis & Hassakis are ready to help you if you are a railroad worker injured on the job. Our team of experienced, knowledgeable attorneys will help build your case while you can focus on getting back to full fitness.
Railroad Accident Lawsuits in Illinois
Illinois' Statute of Limitations for railroad accident claims in Southern Illinois is within two years from the date that an accident occurs, but must include proof of the victim's injuries and evidence of the train operator or employee's fault in causing or contributing to the victim's condition to be considered valid.
Most railroad accident lawsuits in Illinois supported by the above evidence can recover compensation for medical bills, mental and emotional distress, loss of income, personal property damage, and other expenses related to a rail-crossing collision or another train-related accident in Illinois. However, not all railroad injury claims are eligible to recover damages.
Consulting a Railroad Accident Lawyer in Southern Illinois can determine if you are eligible to recover compensation for your harm and losses that stemmed from a railroad accident, offer support during this difficult time, and if necessary, provide access to rehabilitation and other resources during this challenging time.
Trusted Southern Illinois Railroad Accident Lawyers
If you are thinking about filing a railroad accident lawsuit in Illinois after suffering catastrophic head, neck, or other injuries, Hassakis & Hassakis has provided legal advice to victims in Southern Illinois for over seven decades and can be counted on to recover the most damages for your claim.
Our Illinois Railroad Accident Injury Lawyers are committed to making sure that our clients are taken care of after a traumatic accident and will do anything it takes to obtain the highest Illinois railroad injury settlement for damages.
If you are ready to learn more about how our client-focused Illinois Injury Lawyers can produce the best results for your railroad accident injury claim, call (618) 244-5335 or contact Hassakis & Hassakis today.