| St. Louis Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Personal injury law includes those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence, recklessness, carelessness or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency or other entity.
The Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien specialize in the following types of personal injury cases:
FELA was enacted by Congress in 1908 to provide benefits for railroad workers injured during the course of their employment. In the words of Supreme Court Justice William Douglas, “The Federal Employers’ Liability Act was designed to put on the railroad industry some of the costs of the legs, arms, eyes, and lives which it consumed in its operation. Not all of these costs were imposed, for the Act did not make the employer an insurer. The liability which it imposed was the liability for negligence. ”Initially, the law was stacked in favor of the railroad. By 1939, amendments to the Act leveled the playing field and provided proper protection to railroad workers. Despite efforts of the railroads to amend or repeal the act, the FELA is still the exclusive remedy for railroad workers injured on the job.
Our Office Works on a Contingency Fee Basis
which means you do not pay us unless your personal injury case is successful. We receive a percentage of your settlement, award or verdict. That percentage is determined by the state in which the personal injury case has been or could be filed. Please keep in mind that if your case is not filed within the state required time, you will not be eligible to receive compensation. If you have suffered an injury as a result of the negligence, recklessness, carelessness or wrongdoing of another, please contact us for your free consultation.Contact Us | To Request a Free Consultation