Railroad workers face dangerous work conditions and a number of occupational hazards. Fortunately, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) provides railroad workers with certain rights and protections. Under FELA, railroad companies are required to enforce safety regulations, provide adequate training and supervision, and refrain from applying unreasonable work quotas. If an employer fails to adhere to the regulations and a worker is injured as a result, the injured employee may bring a FELA claim against the company. A successful lawsuit under FELA can allow an injured worker to receive compensation for his or her medical treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In this section, you’ll find resources on railroad injuries, employer responsibility, and FELA claims.
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