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Railroad & F.E.L.A

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) protects railroad employees who have suffered occupational injury or illness as a result of hazards or negligence in the workplace. Additionally, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has set strict railroad safety guidelines, holding the railroad industry liable for passenger safety.

Since the firm was founded in 1974, our team of attorneys has represented injured workers, victims of railroad accidents, and the families of those lost. Railroad and F.E.L.A. cases are a particular passion for our firm, Co-founder and partner Charles H. Baumberger is the son of a former rail worker and has represented railroad workers for most of his 40+ year career. Partner Howard A. Spier has represented railroad employees and accident victims for over a quarter century and is a former president of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys.

The firm is also the only designated legal counsel in Florida for the United Transportation Union (UTU), Transportation Communications Union (TCU), The Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen (BRS) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Our knowledge of railroads and the law has given our firm an edge in representing victims of rail disasters involving common legal issues. Further, our team’s expertise has led us to be called upon to discuss the rights of rail accident victims and injured railroad employees before legal and union groups.

Should you ever find yourself in need of an advocate in a railroad accident or F.E.L.A. case, our team at Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier are experts in the field, with a passion for justice.

  • Occupational illness or injury to a railroad employee
  • Derailments
  • Train-passenger vehicle collisions
  • Collisions with other trains
  • Mechanical failure
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