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How Railroads Try To Pay Workers Less on Railroad Case Verdicts by Claiming an Offset for Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) Disability Benefits

The new strategy for railroads in railroad worker personal injury cases (FELA cases), is to try to reduce the sums juries are requiring them to pay by filing legal motions that  ask judges to give them a "setoff" or "credit" for the amount of money the railroad has paid to the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) for the employer's portion of  RRB  Tier II benefits (paid in the past by the railroad to the RRB). 

Click here to read the full article discussing this NC Appeals court ruling in favor of the railroad worker.

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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