What is FELA?
FELA (Federal Employers Liability Act) is legislation enacted in 1908 to help railroad workers injured on the job. Back then at the time the law was created, the railroad industry was booming. Even though safety has improved over the years, FELA is still there to protect railroad working in case of injury. Those injuries still include back strain, neck strain, shoulder injuries, brain damage, spine injuries, broken bones, injuries to feet, ankles, and legs. Injuries and even death continue to result from railroad jobs.
FELA protects the rights of railroad employees to cover medical bills, lost income, and other costs related to an injury at work. Since the law is a very specific are of the law, finding an attorney well versed and who specializes in FELA law is very important. Skilled representation by a respected FELA attorney for representation is advised.
Filing a FELA lawsuit
If after consulting a FELA attorney, there appears to be negligence by another party, the injured railroad working may be entitled to compensation. But workers are not always told this as railroad companies often want to do what they can to avoid costs and potential legal battles. It’s important to note that FELA also protects workers from threats and pressure from companies seeking to avoid legal battles.
FELA Lawsuit Loans Provide Financial Assistance
Waiting for a lawsuit settlement with a FELA case can take a long time. As plaintiffs wait they can begin to feel growing emotional and financial stress. This is the point when many plaintiffs work with their attorney to secure a lawsuit loan.
A lawsuit loan is upfront funding, a cash advance, from a pending lawsuit. The amount advanced is usually an amount which is less than the amount expected from a pending lawsuit. While called a “loan”, this type of legal funding is very different than a typical bank loan. There is no credit check, employment history, or income required for approval.
The lawsuit loan for your FELA case is approved based on the strength of your pending case. If the case is considered winnable, you will be approved for funding.
The application process to obtain a case loan is quick and easy.
Alliance Claim Funding. LLC is a reputable lawsuit loan company. Alliance Claim Funding, LLC advances funds to plaintiffs pursuing damage claims; in return, securing a portion of the proceeds that may flow from successful case settlements.
If the case does not settle prior to trial or loses the trial – the advance is forgiven! You owe Alliance Claim Funding nothing!
To learn how legal funding can help you, give us a call, toll free, at 888-732-3389 or complete the contact form on the left. If you’re ready to get started, you can complete the application form.