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The Federal Employers Liability Act Statute

The Federal Employers Liability Act is commonly called FELA. FELA statutes allow railroad workers and their families to bring a lawsuit against their employer for an unsafe condition that caused a work-related injury. This law is unique, especially in New York State where injured workers generally can’t bring lawsuit to their employers because of the…

How do I prove that the railroad violated FELA

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Decision Johnson vs Amtrak Respective Counsel

Negligence / Federal Employer’s Liability Act / Standard of Care / Federal Railroad Safety Act / Federal Preclusion / Causal Link / Proof of Lost Wages Summary judgment is not appropriate in an action by a railroad engineer alleging injury from an improperly lubricated switch since Plaintiff has satisfied the requirement for standard of care…

FRA Emergency Regulation Amtrak

http://www.fra.dot.gov/eLib/Details/L16389 The FRA has implemented Positive  Train Control through an Emergency Order this month requiring Amtrak to install the federally required computer braking system in the area of the Philadelphia derailment. Please follow our blog for further post-accident  developments. AccidentAmtrakCommutersderailmentExcessive Train speedFederal Rail Safety ActFELAFELA ClaimFELA LAWYERHach & RoseIndependent Railroad supervisors AssociationInjuriesIRSALawyerMark SokoloffMetro-NorthMTANew York FELA AttorneyNorth East…

Special Employee Advisory

SEA – Northeast Regional Train 188 Derailment – May 2015 Northeast Regional Train 188 Incident AMTRAK is a registered service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation. Dear Co-workers On Tuesday, May 12 at approximately 9:45 p.m., Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, operating from Washington to New York, derailed in northeastern Philadelphia. There were approximately…

What is Repetitive Stress Syndrome?

Repetitive Stress Syndrome is something that a lot of FELA lawyers and regular lawyers overlook. It’s an occupational injury  that occurs to many, many workers on the railroad during the course of their career. Take an Amtrak worker who takes a hard-throwing switch over and over again in snow and cold weather and rain –…

What is the Federal Rail Safety Act?

The US Railway Safety Act was enacted by Congress under Obama, and it gives railroad workers, for the first time, the right to sue the railroad if they’re being harassed due to an on-the-job injury. So if you get hurt on the job and you file an accident report, and the railroad starts playing with…