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Railroad Workers Have Rights to settle with, or sue, their Employers, Unlike Most US Workers

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Did you know that the nation's railroad workers are not covered by worker's compensation, but instead can settle with, or sue their employers for injuries or diseases that are occupational?  Railroad workers fall under a special federal law enacted in the early 1900's called the Federal Employers Liability Act which is vastly different than workers compensation because a worker can sue their own employer, get a jury trial, and there is no cap or celing on what a jury may award.  Congress passed this law because railroading was arguably the most dangerous US occupation in the early 1900's, and remains dangerous to this day.  Our law firm  ( www.HSInjurylaw.com ) handles these types of cases, and for answers click here for our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).
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