ARE TRAIN PASSENGERS PROTECTED BY FELA?
No. Passengers involved in train wrecks are not protected under the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)—this law only covers railroad employees injured on the job—but passengers still may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
WHAT IF MY EMPLOYER FIRES ME FOR FILING A CLAIM?
It is illegal for your employer to fire you for filing a claim when you’ve been injured on the job. As a railroad worker, your right to compensation is protected by the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), and Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law can help fight for those rights.
To learn more about your right to compensation, contact us today at 1 (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.
DO I NEED A LAWYER?
It can be difficult to navigate the laws and regulations pertaining to train injury cases alone. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we know the law, and we know the system. We can walk you through the legal process and make sure you don’t miss any important details that are pertinent to your case.
If you want an experienced lawyer, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at 1 (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.
WHAT IS THE TEXAS STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS?
The law may vary in certain circumstances and cases but typically, a railroad worker has three years from the date of his incident or illness to take legal action against his employer under the Federal Employers Liability Act to meet the Texas Statute of Limitations.
To learn more the laws in Texas regarding your train injury claim, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law at 1 (800) 444-5000 or fill out a FREE initial consultation form.
CAN I FILE FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION IF I SUFFERED A TRAIN INJURY ON THE JOB?
Railroad workers are not covered by regular workers’ compensation laws. However, the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) was established to protect injured workers and make sure they get the compensation they need to recover from injuries.