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Wrongful Death Damages Available Under the FELA

A tragic accident occurred yesterday at the ArcelorMittal steel plant in Cleveland, Ohio when a 50 year old railroad employee was killed after falling from a train car. The incident raises the question of what damages are available to the individua… Read More
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OSHA awards $800,000 in damages against NS for FRSA violation

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced yesterday that it has ordered Norfolk Southern Railway Co. to pay over $800,000 in damages on the claims of three employees who were retaliated against after reporting injuries at work.  … Read More
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Why the FRSA works

Railroads have a long history of trying to intimidate their employees so workplace injuries are not reported and legitimate FELA claims are not pursued.  Employees that file claims are quickly the target of threats and discipline for being … Read More
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