Federal Employer Liability Act

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Federal Employer Liability Act

Legislation in the United States that requires railroad companies to compensate employees in the event that they are injured on the job due to employer negligence. While the employee has the obligation to prove negligence, benefits under the Act are quite generous, including rewards of pain and suffering, which partly distinguishes these benefits from workers comp. The Act was passed in 1908.
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Although the FELA has diluted the standard for proximate causation, a plaintiff must still prove 'but for' causation.
The Court of Appeals said that Congress intended national uniformity when it enacted FELA and cited the Minnesota Supreme Court in Kinworthy v.
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode unveiled the statue on what would have been Fela's 79th birthday at the Allen roundabout in Ikeja.
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About Myers Lafferty: Based in Philadelphia, with offices in Boston and New York, Myers Lafferty is a personal injury law firm with a focus in FELA law.
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