FELA

Spectrum specializes in evaluating economic damages incurred by injured railroad employees (or the survivors of deceased railroaders) under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Our expertise includes:

  • Past and current railroad labor agreements;
  • Unreimbursed expenses applicable to railroaders;
  • Railroad medical benefit plans and their alternatives;
  • Railroad retirement benefits (valued based on actual formulae for Tier I, Tier II, Supplemental and/or corporate pension);
  • Railroader retirement experience given early retirement incentives;
  • Modeling alternative railroad positions post-injury;
  • Taxation of railroad earnings and benefits;
  • Calculation of after-tax present value awards given the taxation of interest income that will accrue to finance future loss flows;
  • Breakdown of awards into the components of loss.
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