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Railroad Workers’ Compensation: Understanding the Federal Employer Liability Act and a Means to Reduce FELA Injury Claims (TNS550W)

Presented by: Tom Barron
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Pre Recorded Webinar
90 minutes
Event Description

Understand the FELA Provisions and Types of Injuries that Occur, and Learn to Make A Better Framework Which Lessens Injury or Operating Accidents.

Injured railroad workers can sue their company or carrier for damages to recover lost earnings – past and future; out-of-pocket medical expenses; pain and suffering; etc. under the Federal Employer Liability Act of 1908 (FELA). Injury claims and potential judgments under FELA can be very costly to a carrier, for e.g.: one settled claim was over $8 million.

While railroad companies and the FRA continue to emphasize and improve safety, railroad work remains dangerous, and worker injuries will occur. Therefore, having a process to identify and correct the precursors or close calls that could lead to future serious injury and FELA claims, just makes good business sense.

This webinar by expert speaker Tom Barron will review FELA provisions and types of injuries that are occurring based on FRA statistics and FELA filings. It will discuss a proactive safety improvement process that identifies and eliminates precursor conditions that lead to more serious employee injury incidents or operating accidents.

Additionally, this training session will provide attendees with a working-level understanding of FELA contents as relating to liability for injuries to employees. It will feature injury information summaries which will help them compare how their company is performing. Further, it will provide a framework program to identify precursor events or close calls so that information can be used to implement worker safety improvements and correct deficiencies that could otherwise lead to more serious accidents or injuries.

Session Highlights:

  • What is the Federal Employer Liability Act (FELA) of 1908?
  • What is “comparative negligence” and how is it a determinant for injury compensation?
  • Types of injury claims, including those associated with repetitive or cumulative trauma.
  • An overview of current FRA injury statistics and trends.
  • How to implement a process to improve your safety program by identifying precursor or close call events and implementing fixes before they lead to more serious accidents or injuries.

Who Should Attend

  • Railroad Carrier or Contractor Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Safety Personnel
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Employee Relations Personnel who work with FELA claims
About Our Speaker(s)

Tom Barron | Safety & Health Regulatory SpeakerTom Barron
Tom Barron, Ph.D., CIHM, CECD, CECM is president of 21st Management Corporation located in Paducah, KY.  Dr. Barron has over 39 years of diverse industry experience working with nuclear power licensees, construction contractors, healthcare facilities, and general industry companies and business owners helping ensure c... More info

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