Railroad Companies Interfere with Injured Workers’ Benefits
Because of the extreme risks involved with working on a railroad, railroad workers are protected under the Federal Employment Liability Act, or FELA. However, it has recently been discovered that injured railroad workers may have difficulties recieving the full benefits they are entitled to under the act.
Under FELA, railroad workers only recieve compensation for injuries if it can be proven that the railroad company is at fault. In some cases, railroad companies have gone so far as to destroy evidence that would prove they are at fault and entitle the worker to benefits.
There have been 13 cases in which railroad companies have tampered with evidence and behaved dishonestly in order to deny employees the right to workers’ compensation.
If you need help with your workers’ compensation benefits or would like to know more about it, please contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600.