Understanding The Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA)

The Federal Employers Liability Act, commonly referred to as FELA, was passed to ensure the protection of thousands of railroad workers. If you or a loved one were injured or disabled while on the job, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with a New York attorney as soon as possible.

At Law Offices of Joseph A. Romano, P.C., we have extensive experience guiding injured clients through the legal process of monetary recovery. Whether your case will be resolved through negotiation or in court, we will be with you every step of the way. We have built a reputation for thorough preparation and excellent client service no matter the scope of your accident or injuries.

What Is The Federal Employers Liability Act?

As opposed to no-fault workers' compensation claims, a FELA claim must clearly show that the defendant was negligent. Depending on the situation, the defendant can be the railroad company, the railroad's employees or an equipment manufacturer. If you are curious about your eligibility, we invite you to schedule a free consultation to discuss your unique case with an experienced tri-state lawyer.

In these cases, negligence can mean:

  • Failing to provide a safe working environment
  • Failing to provide safety equipment
  • Failing to provide adequate training
  • Failing to enforce established safety rules or regulations
  • Setting unreasonable work quotas or durations

In the wrong hands, FELA cases can be complex and intimidating. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to aggressively pursue justice and the maximum compensation possible in your situation. Schedule a free consultation by calling or emailing our office.