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A How-To Guide For Federal Employers From Start To Finish

Federal Employers' Liability and Workers' Compensation Those who work in high-risk areas must adhere to strict safety guidelines. Workers who suffer injuries in these fields or die may be eligible for workers' compensation. However railroad employees are not covered from state workers' comp programs. Instead, they may be able to sue employers under federal laws like the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) code 45 U.S.C. 51-60. Workers' Compensation vs. FELA FELA is a different legal system that is distinct from workers' compensation. They operate in a distinct way. While both provide financial assistance to injured workers, FELA is specific to railroad jobs and only applies to those working in the railroad industry. Workers are compensated to cover a wide variety of federal...