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Railroad Injuries

Employees in many professions face the possibility of injury on the job. Unfortunately, railroad workers face a greater risk than most, due to the dangerous nature of railroad work. As a response to this heightened risk of injury, the federal government passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) in 1908 to provide railroad workers with certain rights and protections. Under the FELA, railroad companies are required to enforce safety regulations, to provide proper safety training and supervision, and to refrain from making unreasonable demands of workers. If an employer fails to adhere to the FELA's regulations and a worker is injured as a result, he or she can bring a FELA claim against the employer. A successful FELA claim provides the injured worker with compensation for his or her medical treatments, for lost wages, and for pain and suffering. In this section, you’ll find articles discussing railroad injuries, employer responsibility, and the FELA claim process. Information for consulting with an attorney is also provided.

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