Houston is home to one of the largest commerce hubs in the world and because of this we have a robust network of railroads that carry goods and many times hazardous materials from the Houston Ship Channel out to the U.S. We also have an active AmTrak station near downtown. Employees of railroads are governed by a different set of laws and regulations that determines how they can be compensated for damages from an at work accident. Railroad workers are not covered under traditional workers compensation programs.
Railroad workers are protected by the Federal Employers Liability Act or FELA. Injured railroad workers or families of those that may have been killed from a railroad accident can sue the employer and anyone else that was liable for the accident. A family you uses FELA and an experienced railroad accident attorney can obtain far more compensation for damages than traditional workers’ compensation claims.