My railroad supervisor said if I file one more accident report, I'll be fired. Can a railroad do that?
The Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) Statute of LimitationsThe FELA statute of limitations is three years. This means you must file a FELA claim within three years starting from the date the accident occurred. However,
Railroad's have nevertheless used this intimidation tactic, telling workers that if they have one more rule violation or accident, they'll get fired. If a railroad actually did that, the company would be in violation of federal law, particularly if the railroad was negligent in any particular and thereby caused your injury or accident. That negligence liability extends to a co-worker or a defective piece of railroad equipment that leads to your injury.