FAQ: What is the FELA and what kind of cases does it cover? 

Answer: The FELA is a statute enacted by Congress shortly after the turn of the 20th century. The statute is intended to protect railroad employees injured on the job, so the covers cases arising from injuries suffered by railroad employees in the scope of their employment by an interstate railroad.  While the law covers injuries that occur when an employee is doing his job, it also covers other incidents of railroad employment such as negligence committed by a cab/transport company while transporting an employee to and from a job, negligence resulting in injury associated with overnight accommodations provided by a railroad and other employment related occasions.