Fela

FELA

FELA Railroad and Train Accidents

We have experience litigating FELA injuries. Unlike workers in most industries, railroad employees are not covered by worker's compensation. When railroad employees are hurt on the job, they must seek compensation under the federal statue called the Federal Employer's Liability Act. Which is generally referred to as FELA. Under the FELA statute, if an injured railroader can show negligence, even slight negligence, on the part of the railroad, the injured worker can recover damages, which would include:

  • Unpaid medical expenses
  • Loss of earning
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disability/Disabilities
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Wrongful death

A violation of FELA is established by showing evidence of the negligence of the railroad through:

  • Failing to provide safe and proper equipment to do the job;
  • Failing to properly train railroad employees or performing work in an unsafe manner; or
  • Failing to provide a safe place to work

Many different types of injuries are covered by FELA including:

  • Head injuries
  • Fractures of all types;
  • Herniated discs and spinal injuries
  • Torn or ruptures ligaments or tendons;
  • Repetitive trauma injuries such as hearing loss or carpal tunnel syndrome;
  • Burns, lacerations, or abrasions;
  • Chemical exposure, including exposure to asbestos

The High Law Office represents injured workers under the FELA. Contact us for a free consultation today. Tennessee has a one year statue of limitations so act promptly.

             
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