Railroad workers who are injured on the job are covered by the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) rather than by state workers' compensation programs. FELA was legislated in 1908, prior to the development of the state workers' compensation programs. Railroad work was extremely dangerous, and injured workers had little recourse against their employers at that time. While the railroad and union positions have been well documented in the literature, there are no published studies that attempt to ascertain the satisfaction of railroad employees with the FELA system. The main purpose of this study is to determine railroad employees' attitudes on the impact of the injured employee compensation program on the issues delineated here. Also, employee satisfaction with the claim settlement process is assessed.


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  • Accession Number: 00715466
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 8 1996 12:00AM