Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)

FELA Attorneys / Railroad Injury / Railroad Accident Lawyers

 

The attorneys at Sticklen & Dreyer represent railroad workers who have been injured on the job.

 

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) provides regulations for a safe workplace environment and provides for compensation to injured workers and their families in the event of a workplace injury or death.

 

Under current law, railroad workers who are injured on the job are not entitled to make a claim for workers’ compensation. Instead, all claims are subject to FELA, which requires the injured worker to prove some fault of the employer. The injured worker’s damages must be caused by faulty equipment or tools, reckless or negligent behavior by another employee, or by the negligence of a railroad agent, contractor, or the railroad company itself. The injured employee must show that the railroad company (or an agent or contractor) was, at least in part, responsible for the accident that caused the injury. If it can be proven that the railroad company is responsible, even in a small way, the railroad is liable for the injury.

 

It is important that railroad workers and their families know their rights under FELA. If you or a family member was injured while on the job for the railroad, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call the attorneys at Sticklen & Dreyer for a free, no obligation consultation regarding your rights under FELA.

 

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