Railroad Worker Injury:

FELA Claims and Court

If both parties in a FELA case cannot reach an agreement and the claim is not disposed of by motion, it will go to trial. Either party can choose to have a jury during the case. At the FELA trial, both attorneys will present arguments and evidence for each side, leaving the jury or judge to decide the unresolved issues. Once a decision has been reached, the judge will order the judgment be entered for the winning party. Either party can appeal the decision to a higher court, but it is unlikely to overturn a judge’s decision.