The Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) was created in 1908. FELA provides comprehensive protection to railroad workers and their families.
Given the nature of work at rail yards and around equipment, locomotives and rail cars, serious injuries such as burns, broken bones, head injuries and loss of limb are common occurrences. In addition, many railroad workers are killed on the job each year.
As a railroad worker, you are entitled to compensation if your employer’s negligence caused or contributed to your injury. FELA also provides compensation to families who have lost a loved one due to an employer’s negligence.
The work at railroads is unique. Understanding how and why a job-reated injury happened requires knowledge of the nature of the industry.
Attorney Kevin Coluccio has been representing railroad workers since the beginning of his legal career over 30 years ago. His experience allows him to get to the important facts involved in a railroad injury quickly.