As an injured railroad employee, you have certain rights and may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Certain laws, including FELA, offer you certain protections.
In Fishkill and Poughkeepsie, train accident lawyer Ira M. Maurer has extensive experience with these cases and has won many successful verdicts and settlements for railroad employees. For a free case review, please call The Maurer Law Firm at 845-896-5295.
Train Accident Claims at Our Law Firm
Railroad accident attorney Ira Maurer has won thousands of claims, including some cases that have set precedents. Mr. Maurer can fight passionately at your side, and has handled cases involving the following factors and others:
- FELA law
- FRSA whistleblower protection
- Psychological trauma
- Carpal tunnel and repetitive motion injuries
- Diesel exhaust
- Passenger injuries
- FELA vs. workers' compensation
- NYC Transit Authority contractor injuries
Railroad work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the US. FELA claims involve injured railroad workers, not pedestrians or other non-employees. As an injured railroad worker, you may be entitled to recover past and future FELA damages for:
- Loss of wages
- Loss of fringe benefits
- Unpaid medical bills
- Vocational retraining costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Additionally, if you are the family member of a railroad worker who was killed because of a work-related accident or illness, then you may be entitled to compensation for the loss of your loved one's support and services, as well as for pain and suffering.
Why Choose Ira Maurer for Your Railroad Accident Claim?
As an injured railroad worker, you need a compassionate and experienced attorney who understands the railroad industry, as well as all related laws and precedents. Mr. Maurer has been handling these types of cases for decades, and has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for injured railroad workers. In 2008, Mr. Maurer won an $8 million settlement for a contractor employee severely injured as a result of a runaway crane while working in an Amtrak tunnel.
Our railroad accident attorney will put all of his resources to work in your case, including his network of railroad union and safety expert contacts, as well as an experienced railroad investigator.
Mr. Maurer has the experience, resources and skills to determine who is at fault for your railroad accident and to build the strongest possible case to maximize your compensation. Potential sources of serious railroad and train accidents are:
- Railroad supervisors
- Inadequate manpower
- Inadequate and/or poorly enforced safety procedures
The railroad must be at least partially at fault, or there is no recovery of compensation under FELA. You are not barred from recovery even if you are found partially at fault. For instance, if you are 50 percent responsible for the incident, your damages will be reduced by that amount. The railroad must prove that you are partially to blame for your injury.
Our experienced attorney has seen first-hand how a railroad accident injury can turn lives upside down, creating heavy burdens for the victim and the victim's family. In addition to being a founding member of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys, Mr. Maurer's background includes service as a designated legal counselor for the membership of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen for 17 years.
If you or a loved one is an injured railroad worker and want to know what your rights are following the accident that injured you, please call The Maurer Law Firm at 845-896-5295 for a free consultation. Experienced Fishkill FELA attorney Ira Maurer serves clients from all over, including Poughkeepsie and the nearby areas.
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