For those that are filing a claim regarding an injury that they suffered while working on a railroad, there will be a number of steps involved in a case. One of these will be the period of discovery. FELA does not work in the same way workers' compensation does and those that seek to gain benefits through this means will need to prove the validity of their case. In a civil action for a railroad injury discovery will come after a complaint has been formerly filed. The defendant it is served to and the injured party will need to exchange a number of documents and related information between each other. This comes during the phase of discovery where they are both able to gain more insight on the situation at hand. These will bring up matters that are important for the litigation side of a case.
There are three ways which discovery can be conducted. It may be through a deposition which is the formal statement of those involved that will be taken in front of a member of the court. This can be done under oath and a court reporter will transcribe it. It can also be through written questions that can be written by one side and will need to answered by the other. During this time it can also be requested for certain documents to be given or facts admitted to. The process of gaining information and building a case is important as it can help to strengthen the claim that a person has against compensation in the eyes of the court. Every process is important and a professional can lend their service to make the most of each aspect. For assistance with your FELA case, contact The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson, P.C. as soon as possible.