Railroad Injury Lawyer Columbus, Ohio
The Friedmann Firm, LLC is here to help all railroad employees following an on-the-job injury. With an understanding of both federal and state laws, including the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), we are here to help you with the FELA claim process from start to finish.
Work with Top-Rated Columbus Attorneys for Railroad Employees
Since 2012, the team here at The Friedmann Firm has been solely dedicated to employment law. Our team handles a range of cases for clients that include wage and hour claims, including class and collective actions, whistleblowing, hostile work environments, discrimination, and harassment. We also work with railroad employees who are seeking compensation and damages through the FELA claims process.
FELA claims can be complex but our attorneys can help you make sense of the process and will guide you through it until resolution.
An experienced railroad injury lawyer in Columbus, Ohio can offer a wide range of assistance to a railroad employee who is seeking damages following a work-related injury such as providing legal advice and representation.
How Can a Railroad Injury Lawyer in Columbus, Ohio Help?
A Columbus railroad injury attorney from The Friedmann Firm can help in a number of different ways.
First and foremost, our in-depth knowledge of the laws surrounding the railroad industry and FELA allow us to understand your case fully and organize the most important information necessary to litigate your claim. From there, we will be able to offer you representation throughout the claims process from the actual filing of the claim to explaining each step as we go so you fully understand the process.
We also ensure that relevant deadlines, like the 3-year statute of limitations, are met.
You can schedule an initial free consultation with one of our FELA attorneys today where we can look over your case to determine the best steps moving forward and we can explain the FELA claims process to you.
What Damages Can You Help Me Recover?
Unlike a traditional workers’ compensation claim, which railroad workers are unable to file due to their coverage by FELA, a FELA claim offers railroaders no cap on the amount of compensation or damages that they might be awarded.
The type of damages that you might recover include:
- Partial, full, or permanent disability
- Medical costs
- Lost income (both future and current)
- Pain and suffering
- Non-economic damages like loss of enjoyment, loss of companionship, and emotional distress
And in case of wrongful death, a dependent or loved one can also seek to file a wrongful death FELA claim on behalf of the individual who passed away. We can discuss that process with you, as navigating it can be difficult and complex.
The damages that you may recover will depend on the specific facts of your case. Each case is different and we have no way to predict what exact damages you may be able to recover before we litigate the case and have discussions about resolution.
What Kind of Injuries Can be Covered by Railroad Injury Claims in Ohio?
The railroad industry is an especially dangerous industry for workers with over 3,000 injuries happening to employees in 2021 alone, according to the National Safety Council. With the potential risk of injury at work, it can be important to know what kind of injuries a railroad injury claim in Ohio will cover.
FELA claims can cover a number of different injuries that you might sustain while on the job including:
- Broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Head injuries
- Diseases such as cancer, toxic poisoning, or respiratory diseases caused by hazardous working conditions
- Wrongful death
- Hearing loss
- Long term disabilities
This is a non-exhaustive list of possible injuries and illnesses that a FELA claim may cover.
If you have questions about your injury possibly being covered by FELA, please reach out to us today. We can look over your case and help you determine if your injury will be covered.
Contact Our FELA Railroad Accident Attorneys in Columbus for Assistance
We understand that the aftermath of an injury of any kind can be especially stressful. Here at the Friedmann Firm, you can connect with an experienced Columbus railroad injury attorney. With a specialization in labor and employment law, including FELA injury claims, we are here to provide you with the best legal representation possible as you recover.
No matter the severity of your injury, we can assist you in seeking compensation and damages through a FELA claim.
With multiple locations throughout Ohio, we can easily work with railroad workers across the state.
Connect with one of our Columbus attorneys for railroad employees today to schedule a free and confidential consultation. You can reach out over the phone at 614-610-9755 or online.