FELA Statute of Limitations Ohio
Here at The Friedmann Firm, LLC, our team of experienced attorneys works with railroad employees throughout the state of Ohio. Our firm is solely focused on labor and employment law and we take an aggressive approach to representing each client in an effort to resolve your problems – including handling FELA claims in the aftermath of a railroad accident.
FELA Representation for Ohio Railroad Employees
The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) is a federal law that provides protection and potential compensation to all manner of railroad workers who suffer injuries in the workplace – including the right to file a claim against your employer. The FELA attorneys at The Friedmann Firm understand how stressful approaching legal matters can be and we are here to help guide you through the FELA claim process, from start to finish.
What is the FELA Statute of Limitations?
A “statute of limitations” sets a particular time limit in which you can file a lawsuit for a claim. Just about any type of claim that one can think of has a statute of limitations such as discrimination claims, wrongful termination, retaliation claims, and Fair Labor Standards Act-related claims.
The FELA statute of limitations in Ohio is three years from the date of the injury.
The statute of limitations will start on the day that you suffer an injury. For example, if you suffer an injury while at work on January 1, 2020, you will have until January 1, 2023, to file your FELA claim.
In certain circumstances, the statute of limitations may start on the day that you notice the injury since not all injuries will be immediately noticeable.
If you have not filed your claim within that time period, you run the risk of losing the ability to pursue the claim in court and any potential compensation you would have received otherwise.
Statute of Limitations for Filing FELA Claims
The FELA statute of limitations in Ohio is three years. While you can wait until late into that time period to pursue a claim, we do not recommend that and it is more beneficial for you to connect with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.
Here at The Friedmann Firm, we can take a close look at your case and claim. From there, we can provide legal advice and help explain your rights and benefits that may be available to you under FELA.
Getting a head start on your FELA claim is recommended because your claim can be handled in a more timely manner, with the ultimate goal of getting you the compensation you are owed.
What Kind of Damages can be Recovered with a FELA Claim?
There are a few different kinds of damages that you may recover from a FELA claim including:
- Lost income – both current and future
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses – both current and future
- Disability – in terms of permanent, partial, or full
- Economic losses to family/direct dependents if death occurs
Schedule a Free Consultation if You Have Been Injured in a Railroad Accident
We understand how stressful the aftermath of any kind of accident can be – let alone one that occurred while you were working. As a railroad employee, you have benefits under FELA that allow you to seek compensation from your employer for the injuries you sustained.
With in-depth knowledge of how to navigate the legal process of filing a FELA claim, the FELA attorneys at The Friedmann Firm are here to help you. We can provide you with legal representation throughout the entire process and make sure that your claim is filed within the correct time frame so that you can get the compensation you are owed.
With locations in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and more, we represent clients across the state of Ohio.
Reach out to us today at 614-619-9755 or through our online contact form to book an appointment with one of our FELA attorneys. The first initial consultation is free and fully confidential.