Doyle Dennis LLP and Youngdahl Law Firm - What is FELA ?



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The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) was enacted by Congress in 1908 in response to the dangers associated with working in the railroad industry.
The FELA is a federal law that gives railroad employees the right to recover damages from their employers for on the job injuries caused by the railroad’s negligence. Over the hundred plus years since the FELA was enacted, Congress and the courts have expanded railroaders’ rights and protections. Railroad workers injured on the job are not covered by state workers’ compensation laws.
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