Train Accidents

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) was specifically designed to protect wronged railroad workers including those with Amtrak injury claims. Because this law is complex, it is critical to hire FELA and railroad injury lawyers with experience in both state and federal courts. Experienced Missouri and Kansas FELA lawyers ensure that injured railroad workers are adequately compensated for their injuries.

The FELA lawyers of Carter & Putnam understand the complexities of the law. Our FELA lawyers represent engineers, brakemen, switchmen and other railroad employees — to ensure they are appropriately compensated for on-the-job railroad and Amtrak injuries. Our firm recognizes the differences between FELA and state worker’s compensation law. Qualified FELA lawyers know that in order to compensate victims with Amtrak injuries, they need to demonstrate that the railroad caused or contributed to these Amtrak injuries. Under state worker’s compensation law, no such proof is required.

The first step to recover damages under FELA is to establish negligence on the part of the railroad. The filing party must demonstrate that the railroad failed to provide a reasonably safe place to work. By filing, our attorneys know that their clients’ compensation for their Amtrak injuries will be far greater than they would be under regular compensation law. While not every case goes to trial, the attorneys at Carter & Putnam will work hard to ensure that every railroad worker is compensated adequately for his or her injuries. Insurance companies know that they can negotiate a fair settlement with us or they can deal with us in Court. Either way, WE FIGHT FOR YOU!