The Federal Employers Liability Act Statute

By: Mark Glen Sokoloff

The Federal Employers Liability Act is commonly called FELA. FELA statutes allow railroad workers and their families to bring a lawsuit against their employer for an unsafe condition that caused a work-related injury. This law is unique, especially in New York State where injured workers generally can’t bring lawsuit to their employers because of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Preclusion.

Under FELA, injured railroad workers are eligible to collect all past and future wages, medical expenses, damages for pain and suffering, or any other financial losses incurred. Hach & Rose, LLP, effectively pursues FELA cases on behalf of our clients in New York and nation wide.

This past month, Hach & Rose, LLP, resolved a FELA case for $900,000 for our client who fell approximately six feet. The fall was caused by an improperly and insufficiently illuminated stairwell. He suffered injury to his right ankle, foot, and toes. The narrow treads were in violation of applicable safety codes, combined with poor illumination. As a result of this injury, he underwent ankle fusion surgery.

If you have been injured at work, it is important to seek immediate advice from a lawyer who is aware of and experienced with the FELA statute. The FELA lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP are experienced at handling a wide range of FELA cases and can put this experience to work for you. Call Hach & Rose, LLP, at 212-779-0057 or 866-LAWS-USA today for the assistance you need.

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