Railroad Unions

The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) was designed to protect the rights of injured railroad workers. If you belong to a rail workers Union such as the United Transportation Union or the Brotherhood of Maintenance Way and you have sustained an injury on the job, you will be able to seek compensation for damages by filing a FELA claim.

In most cases, if you are an injured Union member, you will be contacted by a Union-designated attorney shortly following your injury. It is important to note, however, that you do not have to hire Union-designated legal counsel. In fact, in most cases it will be in your best interest to talk to a non-union designated attorney as well before you hire any attorneys to realize the differences. Either way, you need an experienced attorney who is experienced in successfully handling FELA cases who will put your best interest first.

Experienced FELA Lawyers Who Care About Union Members

At Gordon & Elias, L.L.P, we have nearly 40 years of combined experience in successfully defending the rights of injured railroad workers. Our team is not Union-designated but is dedicated to helping injured railroad workers and surviving family members of those killed on the job recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to.

We take each and every case personally and treat them as if they were our own. There are several ways in which a railroad worker can be injured while on the job and we understand that most railroad injuries have life-long traumatic effects.

Our experienced FELA lawyers have helped United Transportation Union (UTU), Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees (BMWE), Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLE) and other union railroad employees with cases involving:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Facial injuries 
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  •  Burn injuries
  •  Death

Recovering Compensation for Your Losses

At Gordon & Elias we serve as tireless advocates for injured railroad workers who suffer serious injuries while on the job. Union or not, we believe that all injured railroad workers and their families should be compensation for damages including:

  • Physical disfigurement
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Physical pain
  • Hefty medical bills
  • Long-term treatment costs 
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Lost wages, lost ability to work
  • Funeral and burial costs in cases of death

Unlike Union-designated firms, our FELA attorneys only take on a select few railroad injury cases each year. This allows us to provide each injured railroad employee with the commitment and dedication they deserve. If you or someone you love has been injured during your time as a railroad employee, please contact us toll free at 800-773-6770 today.