What is the FELA (Federal Employers' Liability Act)?
Saint Paul railroad employee injury attorney William Jungbauer defines the FELA.
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FELA is the Federal Employers Liability Act. It’s a law that was first passed in 1908 to protect railroad workers because the, unfortunately, the life expectancy of a railroad worker in 1906-1908 was seven years. If you worked on the railroad, you would be dead in seven years so they had to pass a national law.