When you first began working as a railroad employee, you may have learned two lessons very quickly. First, you are not covered by workers' compensation law for injuries suffered while on duty. Second, your job is very dangerous. While it may seem to make no sense that a risky job would not include workers' compensation benefits, you do have options for seeking compensation if you suffer a work-related injury resulting from your employer's failure to comply with federal safety regulations.
The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) provides a process for seeking compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other losses following a railroad accident. However, you must prove your employer's liability. One important element in your case may be the safety standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration