There are a lot of dangers and hazards faced by railroad workers because of the nature of their occupation. Thankfully there is the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) that provides for certain rights and protection for railroad workers.
Railroad companies and employers are required to enforce safety regulations, provide adequate training and supervision, and refrain from applying unreasonable work quotas to workers as dictated by the FELA.
In this section, you will be able to find information regarding railroad safety, injuries, employer responsibility and claims under FELA.
Learn About Railroad Injuries
- Railroad Worker Accidents FAQ: This is a group of the most frequently asked questions regarding railroad injuries and claims under FELA. You may be able to find here the answers that you need to know about OSHA investigations, workers’ compensation claims, and others.
- Railroad Worker Accidents Overview: This article provides general information regarding Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and its application to railroad workers.
- FELA Claims: What to Do: This provides a guide on how to fill up a FELA claim in relation to an accident in the workplace. Find out what you need to do soon after an injury such as filing an injury report and more.
- Employer Responsibility Under FELA: FELA requires employers to provide a reasonably safe work environment to their employees. Find out the other responsibilities and safety requirements that FELA imposes on railroad employers and companies.
- Chronology of a FELA Claim: Learn the steps involved in the whole process of a claim under FELA. Find out what you may expect, when you should meet with a lawyer, and others.
- OSHA and Railroad Workplace Safety: Railroad workers and employers alike should follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety standards and regulations. Find out the basic rights of the employee and the obligations of employers under OSHA.