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Filing a FELA claim

Railroad workers in Connecticut probably know that they are covered under the Federal Employers Liability Act in the event that they are injured on the job. The process of filing a FELA claim can be complicated, so they should be familiar with at least some of the details. The steps taken immediately after the injury are perhaps the most crucial to the success or failure of a claim.

What are three common dangers railroad workers face?

Railroads have heavily influenced the history of the United States and continue to impact the lives of Americans daily. Trains carry many goods critical to sustaining current ways of life -- fuel, food, paper, concrete to build roads, lumber to build homes. It's easy to forget the importance of railroads in today's world.

NJ Transit injury cases settled as sovereign immunity is limited

The New Jersey Transit Corporation had been holding up the resolution of a FELA claim for two years by invoking the sovereign immunity defense. This is the defense whereby defendants state that they are immune from federal lawsuits. Connecticut residents should know, however, that the New Jersey legislature has passed a law limiting the use of that defense by NJ Transit.

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