The length of a case for a person injured while working on the railroad varies. For information on the general time frame of a personal injury, see the timeline below. The amount of time a case takes depends on many factors including the extent of the injuries, whether the case will be litigated or settled, how the injury occurred, and whether you are able to return to work. Often, you need to wait some time to determine the answers to these questions. An experienced railroad injury attorney will be able to help guide you through the process.