Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:28 amOne would think that with commuter railroads with 'strong' unions there would be some form of coverage or alternative. Like with LIRR, MNCR, and also NYCTA. But isn't Amtrak mostly unionized? Why would its unions tolerate a lack of protection from workplace injuries?photobug56 wrote: ↑Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:39 pm I can't imagine getting hurt on the job, going to an ER, telling them it's a workplace injury but that I don't have WC, and that my employer based health insurance doesn't cover workplace injuries. That's insane.Straight on, Mr. Photobug.
I've learned of FELA cases where the attorneys will "enhance" an employee's injury simply to make the case more "graphic" to a jury. I know of another that with proper physical therapy, the outcome of recovery from an injury would have been more favorable. Only problem, the injured employee did not have the funds to get this therapy.
Are their injustices under the various state Worker's Comp Acts? Of course. But they pale when compared with those suffered by those under FELA.
Guarantee you though, many a lawyer gets a payday. Just ask Mr. Google to ring you up a selection of those for whom FELA is their specialty.
And to you youngsters around here who seek to "hire on", including with commuter agencies, all I can say is "JUST DON'T GET HURT".