Federal Employer Liability Act(redirected from Fela)
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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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