What To Do After An Injury?
Caring Help from a Skilled FELA Attorney
What you do in the crucial period immediately following a railroad injury will in many ways determine how much you will receive in compensation under FELA, as well as deciding whether you receive any compensation at all. For seasoned legal counsel and representation, contact The Law Offices of Martin E. Jackson. My first day of practice was spent representing a railroad worker who suffered from
asbestos exposure and in the 26 years since then, I have recovered more than $ 50 million for injured railroaders and their families around the country.
It is important to report your injury as early as possible, while your memory of the accident is still fresh. Include every detail which could be relevant to your claim, including who was there at the time, whether defective equipment or tools played a part, and any hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices which may have contributed to the incident. Recovering a settlement depends on proving that your employer's negligence was the cause of the accident. Do not exaggerate, but supply as much information as you can, as this report will be an important tool in your claim for compensation. The railroad company may initiate an investigation to determine whether your own negligence or failure to follow company policy was at fault for the accident, and while you cannot have a railroad injury lawyer represent you during the investigation, I can advise you of your rights in the situation.
FELA Claims for Railroad Workers
The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit against the railroad expires three years after the accident, after which you will not be allowed to file a claim for damages. If you are suffering from cumulative traumatic injuries which have developed gradually over a period of time, it may be difficult to pinpoint exactly when the condition began, but an experienced attorney can help you determine whether you still have a claim.