Experienced FELA Representation
There are thousands of miles of railroad tracks running through our nation,
and traveling on these tracks are 10,000 ton trains that haul goods, chemicals
and grains. The potential for injury and dangerous exposure is shockingly
high, and that is why the Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA)
was created in 1908. FELA works in connection with other liability laws
in our country to provide comprehensive protection to railroad workers
and their families.
The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson is thoroughly versed in FELA related
matters, as well as being dedicated to representing the rights of injured
railroad workers under FELA. As a railroad employee, you are entitled
to compensation if your employer's negligence caused or contributed
to your injury. FELA claims can be significantly greater than a workers'
compensation claim as they may include damages for the pain and suffering
you experienced in the accident.
Unfortunately, railroad companies have been fighting to change FELA since
the year it was created, and recovering the full amount of compensation
for your injuries may be difficult.
Founding Attorney Marty Jackson's first day practicing law was spent
representing a railroad worker dying of
asbestos exposure from working around steam locomotives in a roundhouse in Virginia. He
has spent over
30 years since then as FELA attorney, providing counsel and dedicated representation
for thousands of railroad employees in
over 35 states and in federal courts across the country. He has achieved more than
$55 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients.
If you have suffered any type of
railroad injury, it is advisable to retain legal representation as early as possible after
the accident. Without an advocate on your side, there is no guarantee
that you will be successful in
recovering compensation. The railroad company has its own legal team to guard against liability
claims and you deserve to have an attorney looking out for your best interests
and defending against attempts to minimize or deny your claim. You may
have expensive medical bills and it is possible that the injury has left you with
permanent disabilities which place your livelihood at risk.
Representing Injured Railroad Workers & Their Families
There is almost no limit to the impact that an injury can have. When you
have suffered one, it can be hard to think past what is in your immediate
focus, considering the ramifications later in life and what you can do
to help reduce them now. Your injury may only continue to cause you pain
and may require the use of medical treatment long term. For some, they
can be left unable to work, whether it is in their original field or in
any other, and as a result of the damage done, they no longer have a steady
source of income. Your railroad injury doesn't just hurt you now,
it can harm you for years. An attorney can take this into consideration
while assessing the extent of your injury and what you are rightfully owed.
The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson represents railroad workers suffering from
hearing loss, and
chemical solvent exposure. While working on the railways or on a train, there is a high risk for
occupational diseases; these diseases may not manifest themselves until later years. For example,
mesothelioma which is caused by asbestos exposure can take decades to manifest and
it can be hard to pinpoint the exact cause of the disease. Other occupations
exposure to welding fumes,
toxic encephalopathy, and
benzene exposure can also result in serious physical injury and require costly medical
care to treat. Marty Jackson works with injured workers and their families
across the country, whether you have experienced
traumatic injuries or if you need help filing a
wrongful death claim.