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Statute of Limitations on FELA

Ohio FELA injury attorneys understand the statute of limitations

Injured railroad workers are protected by the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), which allows them to claim compensation for injuries that are the result of an employer's negligence. However, it is important that after you've been injured on the job, you contact an Ohio FELA injury attorney right away — like other legal actions, a FELA lawsuit is subject to the statute of limitations.

If you are wondering whether you could be entitled to compensation, stop questioning yourself. Schedule a free consultation with the attorneys at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. We will give you the information you need to make informed decisions, and if you have a claim, we will make sure you file it before the statute of limitations expires. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

What is a statute of limitations?

The statute of limitations determines the amount of time that can pass between the occurrence of an event and the legal action that is taken as a result of the event. If the given time period has expired, legal action may not be initiated. A statute of limitations is not a one-size-fits-all standard, and it varies from state to state.

If you've been injured by a railroad work-related injury, contact the Ohio railroad accident attorneys who can help you pursue legal action within the statute of limitations

According to Elk & Elk's Ohio railroad accident attorneys, the statute of limitations for FELA is three years. Therefore, under FELA, an injured railroad worker has up to three years from the date of injury to sue his or her employer. This, however, may be difficult to determine depending on the type of injury sustained. That is why, if you've suffered an injury due to a railroad employer's negligence, you need an Ohio FELA injury attorney who can help you determine your rights.

The railroad industry must ensure a safe work environment for railroad employees

Under FELA, the railroad industry has a responsibility to ensure a safe environment for railway employees. This includes providing safe and secure tools, machinery and appliances, regulating and monitoring work performance, ensuring safety regulations and responding to potentially hazardous situations or conditions. If the industry fails to comply with federal standards, it is subject to liability for damage and injuries.

If you are a railroad worker who has been injured on the job, seek competent legal help with the Ohio railroad accident lawyers at Elk & Elk, who understand the statute of limitations under FELA.

Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO to schedule a free consultation if you have been injured in a railroad accident

Our railroad accident attorneys and their support staff have five decades of experience handling railroad cases. With our resources, Elk & Elk is able to employ leading experts from around the world in railroad accident reconstruction, health care, economics and railroad regulation.

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