Let Us Handle Your Railroad Accident Claims
If you or your loved one was in a railroad accident, obtain experienced legal counsel. Railroad claim agents are known to try and push injured workers and accident victims into quickly accepting their insurance offer. This may seem tempting, but you could put yourself at risk of being shortchanged the compensation you are entitled.
At Greene Ketchum, we have more than 60 years of combined experience handling complex railroad accident claims. Once we are involved, insurance agents are responsible to negotiate directly with us instead of pressuring accident victims into accepting low-ball insurance offers. We have the skills, legal resources and tenacity to help you obtain a full financial recovery. Contact our railroad accident attorneys in Huntington, WV to learn how we can protect your best interests at every turn possible.
Railroad Workers Are Covered By The Federal Employers Liability Act
If you or your loved one was injured working on a railroad, select an attorney highly skilled in handling complex worker injury claims. This is a unique area of the law. As opposed to many work injury claims, injured railroad workers are not covered by West Virginia’s workers’ compensation system. Instead, injured railroad workers can recover benefits through the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) covering their:
- Future medical bills and expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering.
Advocating For Railroad Accident Victims In West Virginia
If you or your loved one was in an accident at a railroad crossing, we may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the railroad company if any negligence occurred. We have access to industry leading experts invaluable in helping us understand if the railroad conductor or anyone else with the railroad company failed to exercise reasonable care putting you or your loved one’s life at risk. We have the skills and legal resources to prove fault against railroad companies for:
- Inadequately training railroad conductors and engineers
- Failing to hire qualified train conductors and engineers
- Overlooking proper safety standards
- Failing to properly maintain the railroad equipment.
Greene Ketchum would be honored to review & consider your case. Call us at 304.525.9115 or submit your case online for prompt evaluation.