When railroad workers are injured on the job, their compensation is governed by the Federal Employer Liability Act. Jim McEldrew and our Philadelphia FELA lawyers represent the railroad employees in their alternative form of worker's compensation.
Jim has served as the director of the FELA program for the Transport Workers Union, and is the designated counsel for the Transport Workers Union and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, with members working at Amtrak, Conrail, Norfolk Southern, Metro North, PATH, CSX and New Jersey Transit. Jim was on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys from 1994 until 2001, and was President of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys from 2001 to 2002. He also served as a lecturer at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies, where he instructed union representatives on techniques for arbitrating railroad cases. He has represented hundreds of clients as an FELA attorney in Philadelphia.