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How do I submit FELA injury claims?

If you suffer an injury at work in California that is covered under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, you must file a claim using the proper forms and within the time limit to qualify for coverage. It is up to you to understand your rights and know what to do to file a claim. The Department of Labor states you must use Form CA-1 or CA-2 to file your initial FELA claim.

Caught red-handed: Railroad companies destroy evidence

For obvious reasons, a train crash may seem like a difficult event to cover up. Nevertheless, railroad companies have been caught red-handed multiple times trying to destroy or hide evidence related to train crashes and employee injuries, in order to defeat claims filed against them. It's a sad reality but one that those who work in the railroad industry (or anyone unfortunate enough to suffer an injury resulting from a train crash) must be prepared to face.

Railroad workers: Is your employer doing everything it should to keep you safe?

Many jobs in the railroad industry come with a certain degree of danger. That is why a number of regulations exist aimed at holding railroad companies to a high standard of safety. Unfortunately, those companies often fall short.

What is the Federal Employers’ Liability Act?

If you work for a railroad company in California, then you have probably heard of the Federal Employers' Liability Act. As defined by the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, the FELA provides you with protection if you are injured because of negligence on the part of your employer. To get benefits, though, you must prove in court that your employer was at fault and their actions or lack of action led to your accident.

Welcome to our FELA and Personal Injury Blog

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to visit the Hildebrand McLeod Nelson blog page. For more than 90 years, attorneys at our firm have been helping injured railroad workers and their families file for injury compensation under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA). But we are more than just a FELA law firm. We also represent people injured in any kind of accident caused by another party's negligence, including injuries from motor vehicle accidents, property owner negligence and defective and dangerous products. The goal of this blog is to educate and inform. We will keep the page updated with relevant stories about FELA, workers compensation and personal injury litigation, from a local and national perspective. 

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