FELA, which stands for the Federal Employers’ Liability Act, is a federal law in the United States that provides a legal framework for injured railroad workers to seek compensation for injuries or illnesses resulting from their work-related duties. FELA was enacted by Congress in 1908 to protect the rights of railroad employees and hold railroad companies accountable for providing a safe working environment.
It’s important to note that FELA claims can be complex, and the success of such claims often depends on the ability to prove employer negligence. Therefore, if you are a railroad worker who is injured on the job, it is crucial for you to seek legal representation from an experienced attorney who specializes in FELA claims. At JSL, this is our specialty and we welcome you to inquire with our team about representing you.