What is the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)?

The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is a federal law that was enacted in order to protect railroad employees who are injured on the job. The act was originally passed in 1908 in the wake of many injuries and deaths caused by the major railroad expansions going on at the time. Since its enactment, FELA has protected thousands of railroad employees from having to pay for medical expenses on their own. FELA allows injured railroad workers and their families to take legal action against railroad companies for negligence and unsafe working conditions. In addition to being effective at the federal level, FELA allows New York residents to take legal action at a state level.

As such, it is important to seek legal guidance from a New York law firm experienced in handling FELA cases. At the Union Law Firm, our lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping those injured on the job seek compensation from their liable employers. Give us a call today at 212-779-0057 if you are interested in our legal services.


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