Unlike most workers injured on the job, railroad employees are not eligible for Montana workers’ compensation benefits. In 1908, the federal government passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) to protect railroad employees. The FELA imposes certain duties on railroad employers to provide railroad workers with a safe workplace. If railroads fail to provide this safe workplace, injured railroad workers can seek damages under the FELA. To recover damages, injured railroad workers must show that the railroad’s negligence contributed to their injuries and damages. If the railroad’s negligence contributed to the damages, injured workers can recover things like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related damages.

We have a long history of helping injured engineers, brakemen, conductors, carmen, machinists, electricians, carpenters, and maintenance of way employees. We have successfully recovered damages for employees with acute and chronic injuries when railroads wrongfully deny benefits to injured workers. We have the necessary resources and experience to hold the nation’s largest railroads accountable for workplace injuries.