Understanding FELA’s Statute Of Limitations
The general rule is that an employee must file his claim in court within three years of the date of the injury. If the injury is caused by exposure to noise or chemicals, the employee has three years from the date he discovers, should have discovered or is advised of his injury or illness and becomes aware of its cause.
Remember, the statute of limitations is extremely important in that a claim against the railroad can be lost if a lawsuit is not filed within the limitations period. Don’t delay seeking legal counsel for a railroad injury.