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What Your New York FELA Lawyer Wants You to Know About Railroad Accident Witnesses

When you've been hurt in a railroad work accident, then you have a lot to think about. You know that your employer isn't going to be excited to compensate you for your injuries and you know that you might have a battle on your hands. You are likely counting on your coworkers or colleagues who witnessed the accident to step up and provide evidence as to what they saw happen. However, your colleagues may be hesitant to do so because they fear retaliation.

As a New York FELA lawyer, I want to tell railroad employees that you have nothing to fear. FELA specifically protects witnesses from retaliation.

FELA prohibits a railroad employer from threatening or retaliating against anyone, including an employee, who provides information or testimony about an accident that was witnessed. An employer who is found to have threatened or retaliated against a witness may face a fine, imprisonment, or both consequences.

If you have suffered an injury while working on the railroad, then it is important to know that you are not alone. Your coworkers who witnessed the accident and your New York FELA attorney will stand by you and fight for your just recovery. For more information, please contact a New York railroad lawyer at 1-800-362-9329. 

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