FELA

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
(618) 656-7744
(800) 323-5538
Fax: (618)656-7849
www.bluntlaw.com
Daniel J. Downes, P.C.
101 North Wacker Drive
Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 372-8282
(800) 572-1136
(800) 624-2121
Fax: (312) 372-8560
ddownes@ridgedownes.com
www.ridgedownes.com
Hubbell Law Firm, L.L.C.
1100 Mainstreet, Suite 2930
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 221-5666
(800) 821-5257
Fax 1: (816) 221-5259
Fax 2: (816) 472-5972
www.hubbellfirm.com
Ingebritson & Associates, P. A.
Attorneys at Law
7141 Amundson Avenue
Edina, MN 55439
(612) 340-8290
(800) 282-6393
Fax: (612) 342-2990
http://www.ingebritson.com
Jones, Granger, Tramuto, & Halstead
P.O. Box 4340
Houston, TX 77210-4340
(713) 668-0230
(800) 231-3359
Fax: (713) 956-7139
www.jonesgranger.com
weldon@wgranger.com
James A. Ebert, LLC
Attorney At Law
15 Piedmont Center. Suite 1560
3575 Piedmont Rd
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 872-7759
(888) 753-0533
Fax: (404) 872-9430
jebert@jamesebert.com
www.jamesebert.com
Pratt & Tobin, P.C.
P.O. Box 179
Route 111 Airline Dr.
East Alton, IL 62024
(618) 259-8011
(800) 851-5562
Fax: (618) 259-6793
www.prattandtobin.com
The Moody Law Firm, Inc.
500 Crawford St. Suite 200
Portsmouth, VA 23704
(757) 393-4093
(800) 368-1033
Fax: (757) 397-7257
www.moodyrrlaw.com
Naumes Law Group LLC
2 Center Plaza, Suite 620
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 227-8444
(844) 826-8445
Fax: 617-227-1270
www.naumeslaw.com
robert@naumeslaw.com
Rossi Vucinovich P.C.
1000 Second Avenue, Suite 1610
Seattle, WA 98104
(425) 646-8003
(866) 357-7245
Fax: (425) 646-8004
jvucinovich@rvflegal.com
www.rail-accidents.com