The railroad industry has inherent safety risks and dangers associated with it. As such, corporations that employ railroad workers need to have a laser-like focus on worker safety. If worker safety is threatened because of a compromise made by a railroad company, the company is liable.
Federal Employers Liability Act
The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was put in place to ensure railroad workers have rights and protections. For example, railroad companies have to enforce safety regulations and provide workers with training and supervision, and must not put unreasonable demands on workers. If a company fails to comply with the FELA and an employee is injured, that employee can make a claim.
Did you know? While over three-fourths of fatal railroad work injuries happen on the job, the family of the deceased is not limited to workers’ compensation as in other occupations. FELA offers a path to more significant relief, including compensation for lost wages, pain, and medical treatment costs.
How PCVA Can Help
Our firm has a strong track record of recovering generous compensation in serious injury and fatality cases. If you have been injured or your loved one lost his or her life in a railroad accident, speak with one of our experienced lawyers to review your case.