What is FELA?

The Federal Employer’s Liability Act is a law that can provide compensation to railroad workers who were either injured on the job or became sick as a result of their work.

FELA was specifically developed to help railroad workers, as broken bones, mesothelioma, amputations, and even death had become health hazards as the result of railroad related accidents and asbestos exposure.

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The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (“FELA”)

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railroad worker injured on the job can use FELA to get compensated for their injuries. This law is important because railroad workers are not eligible for some workers’ compensation benefits. FELA compensation can provide sufficient funds to help pay for the cost of medical treatment of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related illness.

If you believe a family member had been exposed to asbestos while working on trains or railroads, we can help. Contact The Barnes Firm for a FREE case evaluation.

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