SUPREME COURT PROTECTS RAILROAD WORKERS’ RIGHTS UNDER FELA
On June 23, 2011, the United States Supreme Court upheld the rights of workers under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”), which makes railroads liable for the injuries or deaths of employees resulting in whole or in part from negligence. Unlike common-law tort cases where a proximate cause standard is applied, the Supreme Court affirmed that under FELA a railroad causes or contributes to an employee’s injury if the railroad’s negligence plays any part in bringing about the injury. Henrichsen Siegel, P.L.L.C. represents the rights of railroad workers in employment dispute matters and negligence cases. Please contact Neil L. Henrichsen, Esquire of the firm with any questions about FELA.
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