Legal Representation for Trucking & Railroad Injuries in Omaha, NE
The trucking and railroad industries are the backbone of American commerce. Walz Law Offices knows how essential these employees are to our way of life, and the dangers they face on a daily basis. Our attorneys represent Omaha, NE, railroad workers and truckers seeking compensation or benefits for any type of occupational injury or disease.
What’s more, we are well-versed in the intricacies of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and how it differs from regular workers’ compensation. If you’re a truck driver or railroad employee and have been hurt on the job, call our office in Omaha, NE, for the specialized legal representation you need and deserve.
The law firm that knows and respects you
Walz Law Offices knows how dangerous railroad and trucking work can be. Every day, you’re exposed to the elements while working with heavy equipment and massive machines. OTR drivers, freight haulers, engineers, mechanics, brakemen, switchmen, and yard workers need to have a trustworthy Nebraska attorney on speed dial to help them get due compensation for all types of injuries including:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Back and Neck Injuries
Our attorneys have successfully represented Omaha, NE, rail and trucking industry workers seeking compensation or benefits occupational injuries. We can do the same for you!
Liability and limits under FELA
The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) has been around since the early 1900s. It allows employees of interstate rail lines to bring claims when they are injured in the course of their employment. Since its protections only apply to workers employed by interstate rail companies, this means that many yard workers, commuter rail workers, and other types of railroad employees may be excluded.
FELA is also different from workers’ compensation because workers must prove that their workplace was not safe. Your employer would then be liable for whatever percentage of your injuries was their fault. The amount awarded is determined by a jury.
If that sounds complicated, it is. That’s why it’s essential to have an experienced FELA lawyer like Walz Law Offices on your side!
Not covered by FELA? Not to worry!
As previously mentioned, not all railroad workers are covered by FELA, such as employees of private commuter rail lines, or yard workers employed as subcontractors. That doesn’t mean you are out in the cold should you get hurt on the job.
Call Walz Law Offices to pursue compensation through worker’s comp or other avenues. For many years, we have provided experienced and dedicated help to injured railway and trucking industry workers. Get the compensation you need to move forward!