FELA Recoverable Damages
Injury suits under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) are a form of tort, one of the most ancient legal ideas: that when someone has been injured or wronged, that person may bring a legal claim for compensation. This right to make a claim is a cornerstone of civilized life.
The Limits Of Compensation
It is not uncommon for railroad injury awards in Bremseth Law Firm cases to reach into the millions of dollars. Our firm maximizes awards and settlements because we seek reimbursement for every recoverable expense. These include:
- Loss of wages, past and future, and loss of earning capacity
- Reasonable and necessary medical expenses: hospital bills, diagnostic tests, surgery, therapy and rehabilitation, prescription medicines, certain insurance-related costs, and pain and suffering management
- Pain and suffering: aches and pains, depression, grief, anguish, mental strain, emotional trauma, and emotional and physical scarring
- Potential shortening of life
- Feelings of loss associated with the death of a loved one
- Temporary or permanent limitations on personal activities and endeavors
In circumstances where the injury resulted from egregious behavior, we may make additional claims for punitive damages. In cases of permanent disability, our attorneys work with you to secure your railroad disability benefits.
In wrongful death suits under FELA, damages include loss of income and loss of companionship and society. Note that FELA does not compensate family members for grief and suffering.