What Railroaders Need to Know Before Filing a FELA Lawsuit?

July 08, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
For railroad workers that have suffered an injury on the job, the FELA claim process might seem overwhelming at first – especially if you and your attorney file a lawsuit related to your claim. Under the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA), railroad workers are exempt from state workers’ compensation program, which typically prohibits an employee from filing a lawsuit against the company they work for if they suffer a workplace injury. In contrast, railroaders are afforded the right to bring...

FELA Claim or Workers’ Compensation Claim

June 13, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
When a worker is injured on the job, the natural next step will usually be to file a workers’ compensation claim. While filing a workers’ compensation claim will be the norm in most industries, railroad workers are covered by an entirely different federal law known as the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). This is a federal law that has been in place since 1908 that provides railroad employees with a legal means to seek compensation and damages following any injuries...