Texas FELA Lawyers

Gordon & Elias, L.L.P. represents Texas railroad workers in their FELA claims. We have extensive experience in handling injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of injured railroad workers and their families, and fight tirelessly to ensure they recover the full amount of compensation they are entitled to.

Texas Railroad Companies

Railroad companies have played a major role in the state of Texas. In fact, some 300 railroad companies have operated in Texas since the 1800s. Some of the companies that are still serving Texas include Union Pacific, Kansas City Southern Railroad and BNSF Railway.

Texas FELA Cases

Railroad workers have an exceptionally high risk of being injured while on the job. This is due to the number of dangers they are exposed to everyday. Following is a short list of the potential injuries railroad workers face daily:

  • Bone fractures
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Crushing injuries

Cumulative Injuries

Many railroad jobs require employees to repeat the same motion for hours at a time. Whether it is picking up heavy objects, bending over to pull a switch, or standing in the same position, such repetitive motion can cause serious, debilitating injuries overtime. Repetitive trauma may result in serious damage to the body to a worker’s shoulders, arms, knees, ankles, wrists or hands.

Railroad employees are also at risk of sustaining debilitating injuries from whole body vibration (WBV). Whole body vibration refers to the mechanical energy vibrations transferred through the seats or platforms in trains. Over time, the vibrations can cause significant wear and tear on a person’s body. Injuries can be caused to the feet, ankles, hips, knees, shoulders, back and neck.

Texas FELA Lawyers

If you’ve been injured while working as a Texas railroad employee, whether in a single-event accident or from repetitive trauma, contact the experienced FELA law firm, Gordon & Elias, L.L.P. for help today. We devote a large portion of our practice to helping injured railroad workers and their families the full amount of compensation they are entitled to.

Contact an expert FELA law attorney in Texas today. We will respond quickly to your inquiries and will let you know if, and how, we can help.