Published: Oct 22 2015 7:48PM
The Federal Employers Liability Act, also known as FELA, is a federal law enacted in 1908, that protects and compensates railroad workers – including BMWED members – that are injured on the job. FELA is essentially the form of Workers’ Compensation in the railroad industry. If an injured railroad employee can establish that the railroad employer was at least partially negligent in causing the injury, whether it be through unsafe work conditions, a faulty piece of equipment or machinery, etc., the injured employee is entitled to compensation. FELA covers job-related injury, death, and occupational illness and disease.
All BMWED designated law firms are approved to handle FELA cases for BMWED members and have an established record of successful litigation experience. Additionally, all BMWED designated law firms provide services on a contingency basis that is subject to a reduced fee structure, as approved by the BMWED National Division. Below is a list of law firms approved to handle cases for BMWED members under the FELA.
Blunt & Slocomb, Ltd
60 Edwardsville Professional Park
P.O. Box 373
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Fax: (618)656-7849 www.bluntlaw.com
Hubbell Law Firm, L.L.C.
1100 Mainstreet, Suite 2930
Kansas City, MO 64105
Fax 1: (816) 221-5259
Fax 2: (816) 472-5972www.hubbellfirm.com
Ingebritson & Associates, P. A.
Attorneys at Law
7141 Amundson Avenue
Edina, MN 55439
Fax: (612) 342-2990 http://www.ingebritson.com
Pratt & Tobin, P.C.
P.O. Box 179
Route 111 Airline Dr.
East Alton, IL 62024
Fax: (618) 259-6793www.prattandtobin.com
The Moody Law Firm, Inc.
500 Crawford St. Suite 200
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Fax: (757) 397-7257 www.moodyrrlaw.com