Railroad Worker Injury:

Recoverable Types of Monetary Damages

The monetary amount of damages in FELA lawsuits vary between cases. A FELA claim will consider the following elements in awarding damages:

  • Loss of wages or earning capacity
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical impairment
  • Physical disfigurement
  • Mental anguish

In a FELA case where a railroad worker dies, damages can also include loss of income and loss of companionship.