The Federal Employees Liability Act (FELA) was enacted by Congress to provide benefits to the railroad workers who sustained injuries in the course and scope of his employment. To recover damages under a FELA claim, the injured worker must establish that the railroad caused or contributed to his accident. The injuries that are governed under FELA include: (1) traumatic injuries, such as broken bones and back strain (2) repetitive stress injuries that develop gradually – such as carpal tunnel syndrome and hearing loss (3) aggravation of pre-existing injuries, (4) occupational diseases – such as lung cancer, skin diseases and asbestos related diseases. A claim under FELA must be filed within three (3) years from the date of accident. In the case of repetitive stress or occupational diseases, the statute of limitations of three (3) years begins to run from the time the injured worker knew or should have known that they may have a work related injury. The attorneys at Adams & Davis are experienced in FELA claims.
If you or your loved one has been injured in the course and scope of your employment with the railroad, contact us online or call us at 801-532-9500 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.