Skilled Attorneys Handling Railroad And Shipping Injuries

For three decades, Becker, Schroader & Chapman has been representing victims of railroad and maritime accidents in Granite City and throughout Central and Southern Illinois. We provide aggressive legal representation focused on results.

With 100 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, our attorneys have extensive knowledge about railroad and maritime law.

Our founding attorney Gregory Becker has lectured on railroad and maritime injury cases, along with construction and industrial accident, products liability and toxic exposure cases. Among his credentials, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group of trial lawyers who have obtained million- and multimillion-dollar verdicts.

We have a record of success for personal injury clients, and you rely on us to pursue the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. We will not charge you unless we recover compensation for you.

Call our office at 888-685-9639 for a free initial consultation.

What Type Of Railroad Accident Impacted You?

Whether you have been involved in an auto accident with a train or you are a railroad employee, we can help you protect your rights. We handle all types of railroad accidents, including collisions with another train and derailment.

If you were injured on the job because of negligence by your employer, we can help you pursue a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claim.

We will thoroughly investigate your case to determine whether there was inadequate training or maintenance, or faulty equipment.

Our firm represents people, not corporations, and we are not afraid to take on major railroad companies or equipment manufacturers.

Injured While Working On The Mississippi Or Other Navigable Waters?

Our firm handles all types of maritime accident cases, and we represent workers from a variety of industries, including shipping and offshore oil. We serve inspectors, operators, maintenance and repair crew members, deck hands, and other maritime workers.

We can help you with cases involving:

  • Shipyard, dock, and pier accidents
  • Tug boat accidents
  • Coal, grain, oil or steel barge accidents

Whether your injury was caused by cargo on a walkway, inadequate training of a crew member, an unseaworthy vessel, or other types of negligence, we will help educate you about rights under the Jones act. If you have lost a loved one in a maritime accident caused by a person or company's negligence, we can help you file a wrongful death claim under the Jones Act.

If you are a maritime worker whose injuries were not caused by negligence, we can still help you obtain maintenance and cure benefits to cover medical bills and a portion of your lost wages.

If you are a longshoreman and have developed an illness because of toxic exposure to asbestos, we can help you file a claim for workers' compensation under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act.

Taking Effective Action

Whatever your case may involve, you can rely on us to pursue the best possible outcome for you. Give us a call to discuss your case or fill out the online form.