Montana FELA Attorneys

The rail industry plays a role in the economy of Montana. Though jobs within the industry help keep the economy afloat, these positions can be dangerous and put the employee in harm’s way. If you have a position with a rail company and are hurt on the job, you may qualify for benefits from FELA — Federal Employers Liability Act.

This act allows rail employees not covered under the worker’s compensation benefits of their employer the chance to recoup their losses from injuries sustained on the job. A qualified FELA attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Rail Companies in Montana

Two of the major national rail companies, Burlington Northern and Union Pacific, operate and have offices in Montana. Smaller companies that operate in Montana include:

  • Amtrak passenger trains

And the following freight carriers:

  • Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railway
  • Central Montana Rail
  • Dakota, Missouri Valley and Western Railroad
  • Mission Mountain Railroad
  • Montana Rail Link
  • Tongue River Railroad
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Yellowstone Valley Railroad

Dangers of a Rail Career

Rail employees have a higher risk of injury on the job than in most other professions. Many claims involve standard work-related injuries including those to the neck, back, brain, spine, or other part of the body. Employees can slip and fall or receive burns on the job.

Many positions with rail companies involve repetitive movements for an entire shift. Those who have repetitive jobs often suffer injuries due to the repetition of their movements. Though the aforementioned injuries may seem like common work-place ailments, these injuries, particularly repetitive ones, occur in higher frequencies in rail careers that in other careers.

Contact a Montana FELA Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been injured or has been diagnosed with a heath condition related to your job with a railroad company in Montana, you should consult a qualified FELA attorney for legal help today. Our network of FELA lawyers has an unparalleled knowledge of how the system works. We will be able to provide you and your family a thorough evaluation of your case to determine whether you have a legitimate claim.

To find out more, contact a Montana FELA law attorneys for help today.