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Obtaining Your FELA Benefits

According to the Federal Railroad Administration Office of Safety Analysis, nearly 1,500 railroad employees are injured each year in work-related accidents. Given the unusually dangerous nature of the profession, the federal government grants special protections to rail workers who withstand injury. Namely, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) provides a means for railroad workers to recover monetary damages when they have been hurt.

FELA enables victims of rail accidents to obtain compensation for medical expenses, wage loss, physical and emotional suffering, and other considerations. However, it is not uncommon for injured rail workers to make missteps in the pursuit of a FELA claim, jeopardizing their ability to recover damages.

The attorneys at Steel & Moss LLP have more than five decades of combined experience helping railroad workers file successful FELA claims. We know the law. We know how railroads and their counsel approach such disputes. We know, above all, how to leverage our experience to our clients' benefit, and help them acquire the restitution they need.

Legal Support In FRSA Disputes

Through the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA), the government also protects the rights of rail workers in whistleblower disputes and related concerns. Simply put, the FRSA prohibits rail carriers from taking disciplinary action against employees for reporting safety and security infractions. Likewise, the FRSA protects workers who request medical treatment from employer retaliation.

Nevertheless, rail carriers frequently violate the FRSA and punish — or threaten to punish — employees for speaking out. The illegal actions railroads routinely take against their employees include:

  • Termination of employment
  • Demotion
  • Denial of promotion
  • Denial of overtime
  • Denial of benefits
  • Reduction of pay
  • Compelling an employee to work despite medical advice

Our lawyers are adept in asserting the rights of workers protected by the FRSA. We work closely with our clients in such matters, guiding them throughout the legal process and making sure they avoid the most — and least — common legal missteps. In all matters, we strive to hold railroad carriers to account.

Protecting Your Rights

To learn more about how we can help, get in touch with our lawyers. Based in Atlanta, we assist rail workers throughout the country, and have won decisions against our nation's largest rail carriers. Call our office at 866-551-7480 or contact us online.

We offer free initial consultations, so we can assess your case without obliging you to retain us.