Before 1908, there was no protection for railroad workers who were injured on the job. The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was enacted for purposes of compensating railroad workers who are injured while on their jobs, so long as the worker could prove that the employer railroad was at least partially negligent in causing the worker’s injury. This differs from the general rule of workers’ compensation law where no proof of employer negligence is needed. Damages in an FELA case can also be far above what a person would ordinarily be awarded in a workers’ compensation case too.
The FELA is the railroad worker’s remedy
Holloran Schwartz & Gaertner LLP has helped railroad employees and their families in recovering compensation for serious injuries under the FELA due to the negligence of railroads. The FELA is important to anybody employed by a railroad because it generally provides their sole and exclusive remedy for injuries caused by the railroad during the course of their employment.
Full and fair compensation
In order to prevail on any FELA claim, you must prove negligence that is attributable to the railroad that employs you. We know how dangerous railroad work can be. Having a Missouri personal injury attorney who is well-versed and fluent in FELA law is of critical importance in obtaining full and fair compensation for an injured railroad worker.
Our goal is to obtain maximum compensation from all possible sources for injuries suffered by any railroad worker. Our qualified FELA attorneys will help you in every detail of your FELA claim or lawsuit.