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I got hurt, but didn't realize how bad it was. I didn't file an accident report and days have gone by. Is it too late to file one now?

No, the federal law that governs railroad worker injury claims on the job, has no requirement that an accident report ever have been filed. There is a three-year statute of limitations for worker injury claims against railroads.  While you can suffer some adverse work consequences with a late filing, there is no accident report filing necessary in order to present a valid claim.  If your injury is significant, ask to file the accident report, since a railroad is not permitted to retaliate against a worker for exercising rights under the FELA (Federal Employer’s Liability Act).

Richard N. Shapiro
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyer Serving Va Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake & all of Virginia
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