Railroad signal maintainers and maintenance way workers face hazards on the job, but it’s the daily exposure to hazardous substances that pose the most risk to these workers’ health and safety. Each day, these railroad employees work with and around diesel-powered track equipment that releases toxic exhaust fumes into the air they are breathing. Track equipment also disturbs ballast regulators, […]
FELA and Railroad Signal Maintainers and Maintenance Way Workers
Do I Need a Virginia FELA Lawyer?
Railroad workers face dangers on a daily basis that can cause severe injuries or due because of long-term exposure. When a worker has been injured or diagnosed with a railroad-related disease, it is critical to contact a Virginia railroad attorney to find out what the best legal options they have are. Once a case is filed, the injured railroad worker […]
FELA Lawsuit Depositions
If you are a railroad worker who suffered a work-related injury or developed an illness like mesothelioma from exposures to asbestos or other dangerous substances on the job, you have the right to seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages you have suffered because of your employers’ failure to protect your health and safety. This right was granted to […]
Railroad Worker Claims for Injuries in Vans and on Third Party Owned Properties
If you are a railroad worker who has been injured in an accident on a third party owned property, you might be wondering whether you can sue the railroad company for damages. The short answer to your question is – yes, you can. What Does the Law Say? The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) states that a railroad company can […]
I Am Suing My Railroad Employer. Where Will My FELA Claim Take Place?
The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) is a federal law that provides injured railroad employees a mechanism to seek compensation from their employers. The FELA enforces a stringent liability law on railroads for their employees’ injuries. Workers’ Compensation Claim and FELA Compensation under FELA covers diseases and repetitive stress damage, apart from personal injuries in work-related accidents. As with workers’ […]
I Am Filing a FELA Claim Against My Railroad Employer. How Long Will It Take For My Claim to Be Resolved?
The nature of their work exposes the railroad workers to heavy machinery, equipment, and chemicals that can be life-threatening and life-altering. The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) law which provides insurance cover to the railroad workers is different from the regular workers’ compensation insurance. A FELA claim needs proof of negligence on the part of the employer, unlike a workers’ […]
FELA and Asbestos Disease Claims
The Federal Employer’s Act (FELA) was enacted by Congress in 1908 to protect and compensate railroad workers injured on the job when the railroad is at least partially negligent in causing the worker’s injuries. FELA is not a workers’ compensation act but is instead fault-based. The injured employee must prove their injury was caused completely or partly by the negligence […]
Is a Railroad Employee Protected by The FELA Only When They Clock In?
Railroad workers across the country expose themselves to the perils and hazards of their job every day. Railroad employees who are victims of an accident at work, whether in a railyard, on a track, or in an office, can take recourse in FELA to claim compensation for their injuries. FELA applies in all cases where the employee works for a […]
A Contractor For My Railroad Caused My Injury. Does The FELA Statute Still Apply?
Contract work is widely pervasive on a railroad, be it tree trimming, snow plowing, or crew transport. Contractors on a railroad are an unavoidable necessity. With the railroad outsourcing much of its work, the worksites inevitably will have some workers who are not very well-versed with the railroad work method. And when many of these people are working together, the […]
An Overview of a FELA Injury Lawsuit
Railroad workers who are injured on the job as a result of their employer’s negligence have the right to file a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) lawsuit and recover damages. FELA was enacted in 1908 to ensure that railroaders who suffer work-related injuries are adequately compensated by their employers. For well over 100 years, FELA has offered a path for […]