Over 100 years ago, the United States Congress enacted the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) thereby affording compensation to employees of railroad companies engaged in interstate commerce who are injured on the job. FELA arose out of the need to compensate injured or killed railroad workers as the country expanded westward in the 1800's. Today, railroad workers who are injured on the job can recover for their personal injuries.
The Law requires Railroads to provide employees with a safe workplace including tools and equipment and to ensure employees are properly trained, equipped and supervised. Railroads are also obligated to inspect the work environment to ensure it is free of hazards and to provide employees with adequate assistance. Prior to the passing of this legislation, workers rarely were compensated with cash for their injuries.
The FELA allows for recovery of the following damages upon a finding of negligence:
- Past and Future Lost Wages.
- Loss of Benefits such as Insurance
- Past and Future Medical Expenses
- Pain, Suffering and Mental Distress caused by the injuries.
- Other Compensable Damages
- Wrongful Death Compensation Damages including Loss of Consortium
FELA cases often involve major injuries and the treatment is often extensive. For this reason, a large amount of time passes from the date of the accident and the final settlement of the case. Often, victims are facing financial difficulty while their case is progressing. Unable to work, victims simply cannot obtain the money they need for day to day expenses. Under these circumstances a lawsuit loan or cash advance on your case could be the answer.
Fair Rate Funding specializes in the lawsuit funding of FELA cases. Our extensive background in this area allows us to offer the lowest rates for the legal funding of your FELA lawsuit. This leaves you to focus on getting better and takes the pressure off. You and your attorney can then obtain the maximum amount of cash available for your personal injury.
We know you have a choice of lawsuit funding companies and are happy to assist you in your time of need. To obtain a lawsuit loan, in the quickest and easiest manner, please fill out the submission form on this page. One of our agents will contact you immediately and start the funding process. You can then simply sit back and allow Fair Rate Funding to do its job. We regularly process and provide lawsuit cash advances within 24 hours of receiving the paperwork from your attorney.
We provide services for FELA lawsuits in the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and the District of Columbia D.C.
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