Since 1908, the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) has protected railroad workers that were injured on the job due to the carelessness or negligence of the railroad company. Railroad employees are often exposed to dangerous working conditions that can jeopardize their health and safety. Working in close proximity to heavy machinery, harmful chemicals, and dangerous electrical equipment can lead to tragic and preventable workplace injuries for railroad employees.
The FELA was enacted more than a century ago to ensure that railroad workers injured on the job have the ability to receive fair compensation for:
- Lost Wages
- Medical Bills
- Pain & Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Lost Benefits
- Other Related Damages
This important federal act offers protection to employees and their families in the event of a tragic workplace accident.
Under the FELA, injured railroad workers are entitled to a trial in front of a jury of their peers to prove monetary damages and establish liability in their workplace injury claim. If the jury determines that the railroad company is even partially responsible for the railroader’s injuries, the company is required to offer compensation in proportion to the company’s fault.