FELA Attorneys / Railroad Injury Lawyers
FELA Attorneys represent railroad workers injured on the job. Unlike most employees, railroad workers are not covered by workmen's compensation laws for their on the job injuries. Instead they are protected by a federal law, the Federal Employers' Liability Act, commonly referred to as FELA. A FELA lawyer focuses their practice on handling claims for injured railroaders and should be extremely knowledgeable about federal regulations and also company rules that govern the railroad industry.
Rome, Arata & Baxley is a law firm dedicated to the representation of injured railroad workers or railroad employees who have been unfairly disciplined due to reporting safety issues. Our railroad injury lawyers have a combined seventy (70) years of experience handling FELA cases. We are loyal to the individuals and families we represent and do not represent insurance companies or large corporations. The firm has offices in Houston, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana.
How to Choose the FELA Lawyer that is Right for You and Your Family:
Injured railroad employees often get a lot of advice. Most people mean well, but it's important to know that if you are hurt working for the railroad you don't have to hire any specific lawyer or law firm. You don’t have to hire an attorney someone else might choose for you. You should hire the attorney that best represents you and your family.
The BLE has recently published an excellent list of criteria to consider when choosing a FELA lawyer to handle your railroad injury case. Rome Arata & Baxley is unsurpassed in meeting and exceeding these criteria. We encourage you to review this list no matter who you eventually hire to handle your claim.
Our FELA attorneys know the importance of starting to develop your claim as soon as possible. The railroad starts its defense as soon as a railroad employee is injured and uses various tactics in an effort to deny or reduce its obligation to pay even the most legitimate claims. Our experience has shown that the railroad, its claim agents, investigators and lawyers fight hard to prove that the railroad has no responsibility in nearly every case. We expect this battle and prepare to win the war in each and every case using our experienced team of FELA accident lawyers, railroad investigators and paralegals.
We engage a team approach on all cases so that someone is always available to respond to a client's needs. We also prepare each case for trial, developing each and every theory of recovery to maximize each claim. We do this because the largest FELA claims are won when a railroad injury case is fully prepared to go to trial. Only then, will the railroad feel the most pressure to pay full and fair compensation for the injury.
Our railroad injury lawyers have successfully handled FELA cases across the United States against Amtrak, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe, Canadian National/Illinois Central, New Orleans Public Belt and Watco among others. All of the railroads know that the name "Rome, Arata and Baxley" means that the injured worker is represented by one of the best FELA lawyers in the United States. We also handle claims against third party defendants, such as trucking companies who negligently cause a grade crossing collision or industries when they negligently cause an injury to a railroad employee.
Satisfied FELA Clients - References Available:
The law firm of Rome, Arata, & Baxley provides injured railroad employees the best and most modern representation available. Most of our new business is referred to us by happy FELA clients who have seen first hand how well we know the railroad industry and the laws that govern them. If you have been injured working for a railroad, chances are we have handled a case with similar facts, or against the same railroad or in your hometown, or all of the above. Please feel free to ask us for a referral and we will put you in contact with one or several of our satisfied FELA clients. Houston, Dallas, Galveston, Beaumont, East Texas, Marshall, Texarkana, Laredo, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Oklahoma, and other parts of the United States like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles.
We Handle Cases for Injured Railroad Employees Across the United States:
At Rome, Arata & Baxley, L.L.C., we pride ourselves on being one of the best FELA lawfirms in the United States. Our railroad lawyers are experts on the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA). Most attorneys have little or no knowledge of the F.E.L.A. or railroad work. FELA attorneys such as Rome, Arata and Baxley, know the F.E.L.A. and are well-versed on the types of dangerous conditions railroad workers face on a day to day basis. We also deal daily with the medical issues, insurance issues, and disability issues that are involved in railroad injury claims and handle whistleblower cases arising under the FRSA (Federal Railroad Safety Act.)
Because of our extensive experience in FELA law, Rome, Arata & Baxley has had the privilege to handle cases nationwide. Our FELA attorneys are licensed in Texas and Louisiana and the bulk of our cases are in states along the gulf coast. In cases outside of Texas and Louisiana, we often work with local attorneys who are specifically licensed to practice in that area and who know the local courts. We do this at no additional cost to the injured railroad employee.
We represent or have represented injured railroad workers across the United States, especially in these cities:
- Fort Worth,
- San Antonio
- El Paso
- Corpus Christi
- Austin, Belton/Temple, Galveston, Longview, Lubbock, Lufkin, Marshall, Orange, Port Arthur, Tyler
- Los Angeles, California, Chicago, Illinois, New York City, New York, Boston, Massachusetts, St. Louis, Missouri, Atlanta, Georgia, Kansas City, Missouri, Denver, Colorado, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jackson, Mississippi, Jacksonville, Florida, Charlotte, North Carolina, Birmingham, Alabama, Washington D.C., Sacramento, California, Muskogee, Oklahoma, Chickashaw, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Little Rock, Arkansas, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Wichita, Kansas
- How to Fill Out an Accident Report
- How to Give a Statement to the Railroad Claim Agent
- 7 Vital Tips for an Injured Railroad Worker
- Injured Railroad Worker Protections: How the FRSA Protects You When You Report an Injury or Safety Hazard
18 Wheeler Wrecked Your Life?We also represent victims of Semi-Truck Accidents. Visit our truck accident site at TexasTruckAttorney.com.
Meet the Partners
Bristol Baxley is a Railroad Accident Attorney who has successfully handled not only FELA cases but also train wreck cases, railroad injury cases, and tractor trailer wreck cases in numerous federal and state district courts, since 1993...Bristol Alan Baxley
Blake Arata has represented persons in FELA injury cases, train wreck cases, railroad injury cases,and tractor trailer wreck cases, since 1984... Blake G. Arata, Jr.
Perrin Rome has successfully prosecuted FELA accident cases, train wreck cases, railroad injury cases,and tractor trailer wreck cases, since 1986...C. Perrin Rome, III
- Train Collisions
- Grade Crossing Collisions
- Train Derailments
- Amtrak Derailments and Collisions
- Switch Throwing
- Van Wrecks or Carryall Accidents
- Slips and Trips
- Getting On and Off Equipment
- Defective Handbrakes or other Safety Appliances
- Short Term Railroad Disability Benefits
- Long Term Railroad Retirement and Disability Benefits
- Railroad Medical Benefits
- Recommended Optional Benefits