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.
- Railroad Worker Accidents Overview
An overview of the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and how it applies to injured railroad workers. In this section, you’ll find information on proving liability, the different forms of compensation under FELA, comparative negligence, and more.
- FELA Claims: What to Do
A guide to filing a FELA claim after being injured in a workplace accident. Learn what steps to take immediately after an injury, including filing an injury report, contacting your union representative, and much more.
- Employer Responsibility Under FELA
Under the Federal Employers Liability Act, railroads are required to provide their workers with a reasonably safe work environment. This section provides an overview of the safety requirements and regulations employers must uphold under FELA.
- Railroad Worker Accidents FAQ
A collection of frequently asked questions about railroad injuries and claims under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Find answers to your questions about workers’ compensation claims, OSHA investigations, comparative negligence, and more.
- Chronology of a FELA Claim
A step-by-step chronology of the claims process under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Learn what to expect when filing a FELA claim, including when to meet with an attorney, when to consider settlement, and more.
- OSHA and Railroad Workplace Safety
Railroad workers and their employers must comply with the safety standards and regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This section provides an overview of employee rights and employer obligations under the OSHA.