FAQs

Is wrongful death covered by FELA?

Yes. We have helped the family members of railroad workers who have been killed on the job. If your loved one was killed as a result of their railroad...

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Is an illness considered an injury by FELA?

Some railroad worker accidents are sudden, resulting in catastrophic injuries. Others, such as railroad worker illnesses, can be brought about by repe...

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Will any attorney be able to assist with my FELA claim?

FELA has very specific rules and regulations regarding claims. Attorneys who do not practice FELA law or typically represent injured railroad workers ...

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What can I collect from a FELA claim?

The damages you can collect will depend on the specifics of your railroad accident and the extent of your injuries. In many cases, you can claim compe...

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How is negligence proven in a railroad worker accident?

Establishing negligence on the railroad requires an investigation. Our Virginia railroad worker accident attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers wor...

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How is a FELA claim better than workers’ compensation?

Attorney John Cooper has been helping injured railroad workers and the families of those who have lost a loved one on the railroad to make a recovery ...

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What is FELA?

FELA – the Federal Employers Liability Act – was passed in 1908 in response to the increasing dangers of railroad worker accidents. Under FELA, an...

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