Working for the railroads that have made America great is one of the noblest of endeavors, and that’s why the Federal Employers’ Liability Act of 1908 (FELA) has been so vitally important to generations of rail workers.
Because railroad employees are generally exempt from coverage under state workers’ compensation statutes, FELA allows injured railroad workers to recover compensation in cases of negligence by the railroad company.
You’re probably not well versed in the intricate complexities of FELA, but you can bet that your employer is. And that goes double for their inside investigators, attorneys and private investigators, all of whom aim to save the railroad money.
Opposed to FELA for more than a century and unable to repeal or curb it, railroads have invented creative ways to avoid responsibility, including simply not paying damages due even though liability has been clearly established.
If you have been injured while working for a railroad, Uncle Sam and Inserra | Kelley | Sewell, Injury Attorneys stand with you to protect your right to fair treatment and fair compensation.