When railroad workers get hurt on the job, they can’t file workers’ compensation like others who are injured at work. Instead, they must file a claim under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) in order to receive compensation. FELA differs from workers’ compensation in several important ways. For starters, the deadlines and processes for obtaining compensation are different. What’s more, FELA is an at-fault system, meaning that injured railroad workers must prove that their employer is liable (at fault) for their injury. With help from a qualified attorney, injured railroad workers can establish fault and receive additional compensation that isn’t offered through the traditional workers’ compensation system—such as pain and suffering and punitive damages.
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