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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Does Railroad Retirement Include Workers Compensation?

(Posted August 29, 2015)

Question 1238: Are rail workers covered by workers compensation for on-the-job injuries?

Answer:

Rail workers are not covered by state workers compensation laws. Instead, they are covered by the Federal Employers Liability Act (1907). An injured worker is required to file suit in federal court to recover damages from the injury.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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