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 […]

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 […]

New Study Suggests Safer Alternative Radiation Therapy for Mesothelioma

The results of a study examining the safety and efficacy of radiation treatments for patients who have been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma (mesothelioma cancer in the pleural lining of the lungs) was recently published in the medical journal, Practical Radiation Oncology. The team of researchers concluded that proton therapy for pleural mesothelioma may be a safer alternative from standard radiotherapy […]