Railroad Disability

Railroad Employee Disability Benefits

The disability attorneys of Burnett & Driskill help disabled railroad workers obtain disability benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).

If you are a railroad employee anywhere and need help with your railroad disability claim, please contact our law firm. Our experienced lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. If you choose to retain our law firm, you typically will pay us no legal fees unless we obtain railroad disability benefits for you.

Who Can Receive Railroad Worker Disability Benefits?

Our office represents qualified railroad employees — those who have sufficient months of service with a railroad company — who become disabled, and want to obtain disability benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). The claim can include disabled surviving spouses and disabled children of railroad workers.

The claims process includes an initial application, reconsideration of a denied claim, and a hearing if the claim is not approved. The hearing before a Hearing Officer is typically the best opportunity to have the claim approved. There are further rights to appeal if the decision of the Hearing Officer is not favorable.

The RRB is an independent agency of the executive branch of the federal government. The RRB system is separate from the Social Security Administration system. However, the two systems coordinate earnings records, payments of benefits, and taxes paid.

To arrange a free initial consultation with our law firm, please contact us by e-mail or call toll free 877-578-66.