You have been injured at work on the railroad. The railroad has told you not to worry - it will take care of you. Several of your fellow railroaders have also told you not to worry - the railroad will take care of you because the law says the railroad has to compensate you for your work injury. IT IS NOT TRUE!
WHAT IS TRUE AND WHAT EVERY RAILROADER SHOULD KNOW
You are NOT covered by state Workers' Compensation laws.
You ARE covered under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act – the FELA.
Under the FELA, you MUST PROVE the railroad was NEGLIGENT in order to be compensated for your work injury.
If you are injured at work on the railroad, you need experienced FELA lawyers, like Hoey & Farina.