Hiring A Railroad Attorney

When should I hire an attorney, and what kind do I need?

You should seek legal advice from an experienced railroad lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Because of the specialized nature of the laws covering railroad workers, you need a lawyer who knows these laws. Call the experienced railroad lawyers at Poolson Oden to help you navigate through the complicated rules that protect railroad workers. Talk to your union representative who will know of lawyers in your area that specialize in injury and railroad harassment work, and talk to them as soon as you can.

You don’t have to let the railroad know you’ve talked to a lawyer. That’s confidential communication. Most railroad workers are very concerned initially that someone at the company will find out that they’ve spoken with a lawyer. Even if you have talked to an attorney, that is not something you have to tell them, even if they ask you directly. It is confidential. You don’t have to tell them you’ve sought any counsel.

Call the specialized railroad attorneys at Poolson Oden to help you navigate these laws and keep your railroad claim on track.  We take the time to answer your questions for free.

Would it be faster to deal with the railroad company directly for my claim?

While the claim agent may tell you it’s going to be a quicker process to deal with them directly, what they’re willing to pay will be less than the actual value of your claim. The railroad claims agent is trying to pay as little as possible to settle the claim and does not have your best interests in mind.

Many injured railroad workers, unfortunately, believe that it may take less time to get money for their claim if they deal with the railroad’s claims department. However, dealing with a railroad claims department puts an injured worker at risk of taking less with a settlement for their injury than it is worth.

Injured railroad workers need to remember that the claims department is a sophisticated entity of the railroad, whose primary goal is to ensure that railroad workers receive less for their injuries than they should be receiving.

While dealing with an experienced railroad attorney may take longer to resolve your claim, at the end of the day, it will be the actual value of your claim instead of what the claims agent decides is the minimal amount due to you after your injury.

Get Guidance from a FELA Railroad Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered an on-duty injury, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you and help you and your family through these difficult circumstances. Claims for your loss may be available under FELA (Federal Employers’ Liability Act). Please get in touch with our office or send us a live chat message to contact one of our FELA trial attorneys. Our consultations and case reviews are FREE with no obligation to you or your family.

We were referred to Poolson Oden by a family member and in a time of uncertainty, this firm treated us like family throughout our entire case. Danny Poolson and his team went above and beyond to make sure that all of our questions were answered and walked us through the entire process. We were extremely satisfied with our settlement and would recommend Poolson Oden should you find yourself needing representation!
Crystal B.


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