Personal Injury Archives - Page 4 of 9 - Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Courts Tire of Railroads’ FELA Games

In May 2014, a Tennessee appeals court found for the plaintiff in a wrongful death lawsuit being pursued by the widow of a lifelong railroad worker who died from mesothelioma. State and federal courts side with people who sue companies all the time, as our Virginia-based personal injury and wrongful death law firm’s long track…

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Understand the Difference Between the Federal Employers Liability Act and Workers’ Compensation

Both workers’ compensation and the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) provide financial protections for people who suffer work-related injuries, develop occupational illnesses or die in workplace accidents. The similarities pretty much end there. Still, having spent four decades advising and representing people who have FELA claims, I find even myself sometimes calling FELA “workers’ comp…

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