Railroad Workers

Gavin Law FELA Attorneys

William Gavin and the attorneys at Gavin Law have more than thirty years of experience in railroad injury and occupational disease cases, and have successfully tried and consulted on cases in many different states. Gavin Law Firm: Helping injured railroad employees get the justice they deserve in railroad cases nationwide.

FELA Injuries

The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) governs the claims of injured railroad employees and requires interstate railroad companies to exercise reasonable care to provide a reasonably safe place to work for their employees.

If you or a loved one has sustained an injury while employed by a railroad company, the FELA lawyers at the Gavin Law Firm can help ensure that your rights are protected and that the railroad does not take advantage of you.

Under the FELA, an injured employee may recover damages for:

  • Lost earnings
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental suffering

Railroad Traumatic Injuries

The FELA protects railroad employees who have suffered sudden and traumatic railroad injuries like:

  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Brain Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Amputations
  • Other injuries

The railroad injury attorneys at the Gavin Law Firm have more than thirty years of experience representing people injured while employed by railroads, and we stand ready to work to protect your rights.

Mediation Of Railroad Injury Claims

The prompt resolution of a railroad/FELA claim usually benefits all parties, and we at Gavin Law Firm have found that mediation is often the most efficient way to get there. In mediation, parties from each side of a dispute work with a mediator to try to reach a settlement. And, unlike a judge or jury, a mediator does NOT force the parties to accept a settlement.

Gavin Law Firm has more than thirty years of experience working in railroad and FELA cases. We collaborate with Railway Mediation Services, one of the preeminent railway mediation firms in the country, to achieve successful resolution of claims. Our railway accident attorneys and mediators serve clients throughout the United States.

Railroad Occupational Disease Claims

FELA attorney William Gavin has also represented railroad employees in occupational disease litigation under the FELA throughout the Midwest and nationwide. He has successfully litigated matters involving injuries caused by:

  • Asbestos
  • Diesel exhaust
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke
  • Silica
  • Cancer-causing agents
  • Solvents
  • Benzene
  • Welding Fumes
  • Creosote
  • Excessive Sun Exposure

National FELA Attorney William Gavin concentrates in railroad employee injury and accident cases. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.