Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Discusses Being Covered Under FELA While on a Railroad Job
Oftentimes a railroader who is on the job or even off the job comes into the office and asks whether or not he’s covered under the FELA, for example if you have a job where you travel on the railroad for a distance and as a result of being on the job for say an 8 or 10 hour period you are required to remain overnight. Then you get picked up the next day and take the train on further or to catch another train coming the opposite direction to return you to your home base. You are covered by the FELA while you are remaining overnight in that distant location. There have been cases where individuals staying in hotels overnight will cross the road to go to a restaurant to eat and they’re struck by a car. They are covered by the FELA if the railroad puts them into a place that involves a dangerous situation or a dangerous location.