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Representing Railroad Workers In FELA Accident Claims

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) was specifically designed to protect railroad workers who had been wronged, including those with Amtrak injury claims. Because this law is complex, it is critical to hire a lawyer with FELA railroad injury experience in both state and federal courts, to ensure the worker is adequately compensated.

Our attorney, Tamara Putnam, is a FELA lawyer who understands the complexities of the law. She represents engineers, brakemen, switchmen and other railroad employees in Missouri and Kansas who have suffered on-the-job railroad and Amtrak injuries. The team at Carter & Putnam, LLC, is well versed in the differences between FELA and state worker’s compensation law. We know that in order to be compensated under FELA, the victims 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 attorney knows that our clients’ compensation for their Amtrak injuries will be far greater than it would be under regular compensation law. While not every case goes to trial, the team at Carter & Putnam will work hard to ensure that every client is compensated adequately for their injuries.

Get The Fighter Lawyer On Your Side

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! For a free consultation with Tamara Putnam about your train accident or other railroad injuries, call our Lee’s Summit law office at 816-246-8881.