Holding Railroads Accountable
At Yaeger & Weiner Law, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we have been repeatedly selected for inclusion on the Best Lawyers list in Minnesota for railroad injuries. Greg Yaeger is designated counsel for the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, and we have handled cases for members of the BRS, UTU, BLET, BMWE, IAMAW, IBEW, NCFO, SMWIA and IBBB. We are one of the premier FELA and personal injury litigation teams of trial lawyers in the Twin Cities. We are designated legal counsel for railroaders, and our team includes attorneys with collectively more than 65 years of experience successfully representing individuals injured by railroads, including railroad employees and others.
Railroad Worker Injury Claims
While most injured workers in Minnesota and America can file a workers’ compensation claim when they are hurt on the job, railroad workers do not have that option. Rail employees are covered under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, commonly referred to as FELA. Unfortunately, many injured railroad workers are unaware or unfamiliar with the law, or do not know how to successfully file a claim after an injury.
Making a claim against the railroad under the FELA is the ONLY way an injured railroader or family members can recover compensation that would otherwise be available under workers’ compensation insurance. Unlike workers’ compensation, there is no “cap” or limits on the injured worker’s claim, and also unlike workers’ compensation, the injured railroad worker may be compensated for their pain and suffering and other effects on their lives besides the loss of income.
Lawyers at Yaeger & Weiner Law have a proud and decades-long history of standing up on behalf of injured railroad employees. We know the law, we understand how railroads operate, we have seen how the nation’s major railroads’ focus on profits over employee safety results in conditions that lead to injuries, and we know how to enforce our injured clients’ rights.
While we focus on the legal aspects of your case, our personal injury investigator Bill Sullivan uses more than 40 years of experience to gather evidence that helps us build the strongest case possible in your favor.
Designated Legal Counsel For Railroad Unions
We have been repeatedly selected for inclusion on the Best Lawyers list in Minnesota for railroad injuries. Talk to us about ways we can serve your union members with experienced legal counsel.
Railroad Accident Personal Injury Claims
We use our experience and knowledge of railroad injury law to aggressively represent individuals who have suffered an injury in an accident involving a railroad or a train. If you were injured in any way by a railroad, including at crossings, we can help you pursue financial compensation through a FELA or personal injury claim against the railroad company. We have helped many people put their lives back together after a railroad injury, and we are confident we can help you.
Our record includes numerous multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts against railroads, including a $2.1-million jury verdict for PTSD resulting from a train crash. (Most of these multi-million settlements are subject to confidentiality agreements and cannot be further identified.)
Call Us For A Free Consultation. No Fees Unless You Win.
Call us at 612-345-8002 or use the email contact form to request a return phone call to schedule an opportunity to discuss your FELA or railroad injury claim with one of our railroad injury attorneys as soon as possible.