In response to the high number of deaths and tragic injuries suffered by railroad workers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Congress passed the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) in 1908. Under the Act, railroad workers are not covered by ordinary worker’s compensation laws and instead are allowed to file suit against their employers, the railroads, for injuries sustained while performing very dangerous work. Under the FELA, workers must prove negligence against their employers, as opposed to the no-fault system that occurs under worker’s compensation laws. However, under the FELA, workers are not limited to the amount of compensation they may receive for their injuries.
The Act also provides standards to ensure the safety of railroad employees during the performance of their work under very hazardous conditions.
Bob Gregory has successfully represented railroad workers, including engineers, conductors, trackmen and maintenance-of-way workers, in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, West Virginia and Indiana over the course of his career. For many years, his practice was limited exclusively to bringing claims on behalf of injured railroad workers pursuant to the FELA, and he has achieved numerous multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Claims brought pursuant to the FELA require significant knowledge of this very specialized area of the law, as well as the federal regulations which apply.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Attorney Bob Gregory is one of the most well-known and highly-respected attorneys in the entire state of Illinois.
He is acknowledged by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV-rated attorney, the highest rating for legal prowess and ethical standards.
Attorney Bob Gregory has also received the high honor of being listed among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Illinois by the National Trial Lawyers in 2015.
Those awards are not just words – they are backed up by strong numbers. Bob has gotten numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients in his long and successful career as a personal attorney.
We are there because we care. The loss of health or worse, a family member to an accident, is a hard thing to endure. We fully understand the often-devastating strain you and your family have to go through, and can dedicate our considerable resources and legal expertise to see that you get the justice and compensation you deserve and need.
I highly recommend Robert Gregory to anyone looking for an attorney who will go the extra mile for you. It is hard to find someone that looks out for your interest above all else.
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