Railroad Worker / FELA Accident FAQ's

FELA Accidents FAQs At the onset of the Industrial Revolution, workers of all stripes faced extraordinary dangers and held only bleak protections. Railroad employees were not exempted from these circumstances. At the turn of the twentieth century, more Americans were riding trains and more Americans were sending goods on trains that at any other time before and by great margins.

With this expansion came frequent injuries and deaths to the men and women who kept the railroads running on time. Subsequently, Congress enacted a set of laws to protect them, known as the Federal Employers Liability Act, or FELA for short. The articles listed below outline the rules that govern railroad employee injuries and any lawsuits that might arise out of these circumstances.

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