Unfortunately, workplace accidents or illnesses can keep workers from their jobs and leave them with serious and sometimes life-long injuries.
While it is true that some industries experience more on-the-job injuries than others, it is also true that anyone can suffer a work-related injury or illness.
Suffering an on-the-job injury can not only cause a significant interruption in daily life, but can result in physical injuries and financial distress.
Federal law mandates that employers across the nation provide their employees with workers’ compensation coverage.
This danger is so high that in 1908, Congress passed the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) as part of its effort to protect thousands of railroad workers across the nation.