The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is a U.S. federal law that aims to protect and compensate railroad workers who are injured on the job. There are obstacles unique to pursing a workers’ compensation claim under FELA, which is why you should not hesitate to secure the aggressive and zealous representation you need.
At McNair Law Offices, PLLC, we understand that seeking compensation is about more than just dollars and cents. It’s about justice and holding the responsible parties accountable for their negligence. Our founding partner has more than 35 years of experience and is wholly committed to representing real people facing real problems.
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Workers’ compensation cases under FELA are different than most, in that it’s based on a fault system. In order to receive an award under FELA, you must be able to prove that the injury was directly caused by another railroad employee, its agent or contractor, or from a faulty piece of equipment. FELA can cover more than just bodily injuries – employees can pursue compensation under the act for asbestos exposure and extreme stress.
Under FELA, employers have a duty to:
When pursuing these types of claims, you should be extremely hesitant of early offers from insurance companies. Oftentimes they will prioritize profit over your wellbeing and encourage you to accept settlements that are far less than what you deserve. As our client, you can trust that you will receive personal attention from an Erie workers’ compensation attorney who truly cares.
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