Tennessee FELA Lawyers

Tennessee is a major rail hub in the United States. Several freight and passenger rails lines pass through the state delivering good and passengers to their destinations. Some common freight carriers include:

  • BNSF Railway
  • Canadian National Railway
  • Chattoog and Chickmauga Railway
  • CSX Transportation
  • East Tennessee Railway
  • Kansas City Southern Railway
  • Mississippi Central Railroad
  • Nashville and Eastern Railroad
  • Norfolk Southern Railway
  • Sequatchie Valley Railroad
  • Tennessee Southern Railroad
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • West Tennessee Railroad

Passenger carriers include Amtrak, among others that carry people to points around the state and country.

Rail Injuries in Tennessee

Rail injuries can have devastating effects on the affected worker. Aside from increasing medical bills, the workers may endure lost wages and serious pain. Depending on the type of accident, rail injuries can entail sprains and broken bones; they can also entail brain injuries and long-term health conditions from exposure to dangerous materials. Even a simple broken bone can lead to permanent pain and medical care.

Early in the last century, Congress passed the Federal Employment Liability Act (FELA) to give employees the ability to seek compensation to cover their medical bills in addition to other damages, when they are injured on the job. FELA helps workers get back on their feet and deal with the consequences of an accident. Additionally, FELA also requires companies to pay surviving family members compensation when their loved ones are killed.

Our personal injury attorneys with experience handling FELA cases have the expertise to fight for your rights if you have been injured in a rail accident. For more information about the specifics of your potential FELA claim, contact a FELA law attorney today.