20 Sep, 2020

The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) provides compensation for railroad workers who are injured while working, similar to Workers’ Compensation. The FELA applies to almost any worker employed by a railroad company, including those whose primary responsibilities are not related to trains. Plaintiffs must demonstrate a certain degree of negligence, usually on the part of the railroad, its employees, or an equipment manufacturer, which is actually less than that required for “no fault” Workers’ Comp. However, FELA litigation can take longer due to a higher burden of proof required by the courts.

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