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Tremendous railroad expansion coupled with intensified risks for railroad workers culminated in Congress passing the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA). Unlike workers’ compensation, FELA allows railroad employees and their families to sue employers for negligence causing work injuries and death.
Because railroads are an interstate transportation industry and FELA is a federal law, courts hear cases at both the federal and state levels. The New York FELA attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP effectively pursue FELA cases on behalf of our clients in New York and nationwide. To discuss your situation in further detail with one of our experienced railroad attorneys, contact us today at (212) 779-0057.
Mark Glen Sokoloff has been representing railroad workers for over 25 years for personal injury. the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claims, as well as wrongful discharge. Mr. Sokoloff is currently designated union counsel for the independent Railway Supervisors Association (IRSA) . He has been responsible for injured workers recovering millions of dollars by both jury verdict and settlement. Mr. Sokoloff has launched his Railroad union law blog called RailRoad Ties, with informative articles on employee rights under both federal law and within respective collective bargaining contracts. Click here: https://railroadaccidentcounsel.com
Michael Rose has spent his entire career representing accident victims. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and settled many claims resulting in tens of millions of dollars in recovery for clients. Many of these cases have resulted in seven-figure jury verdicts and settlements. During a recent six-month time span, Mr. Rose tried three cases; each independently resulted in a seven-figure jury verdict. In both 2010 and 2011 he was responsible for securing four of the top one hundred personal injury results in the State of New York for personal injury claims as reported by the New York Jury Verdict Reporter, In 2012 he was responsible for securing the largest jury verdict in the State of New York for Construction Site Accidents as reported by the New York Jury Verdict Reported. This jury verdict was in excess of thirteen million dollars.
Hach & Rose, LLP has extensive experience fighting for union members and their families. We represent railroad workers employed by the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), Amtrak, Metro North, Chessie Seaboard Expanded (CSX), New Jersey Transit, Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), and other railways.
Our FELA attorneys are also designated counsel for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local Lodge 754 and the Independent Railroad Supervisors Union (IRSA).
Train accidents in New York and throughout the United States occur for a variety of reasons, and at Hach & Rose, LLP we are ready to take on cases involving:
Whether your injury occurred because of one of the above-listed reasons or not, do not hesitate to contact us today to discuss your situation.
We have over three decades of experience handling FELA and FRSA matters in New York. We are active members of the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys and routinely handle all types of cases for injured railroad workers. Our commitment to each and every client is to aggressively pursue the maximum case value allowed by the FELA and FRSA laws.
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Mark Glen Sokoloff began a career in Railroad Labor Law and FELA in 1977 as an Associate and then a Partner in the firm of O’Hagan & Reilly.
Over this period of time Mr. Sokoloff’s firm was designated Union Counsel to the Carman Union, The U.T.U., IAWS, and IRSA, an independent union of Supervisors, Sokoloff formed twenty-two years ago.
Since 1977, Mr. Sokoloff has represented most crafts on railroads across the country including Machinists, Foremen, Conductors, Engineers, Hostlers, Carmen, Car Inspectors, Plumbers, Switch Operators, Master Mechanics, Wrecking Crews, Catenary Linemen, Laborers, Flagmen and BRAC Employees.
Mr. Sokoloff filed the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals case of Bates vs. LIRR which established railroad union worker civil rights under the A.D.A.; a precursor to the present-day U.S. Railway Safety Act.
Sokoloff’s mentor was Anthony D’Avanzo who first obtained the benefits railroaders enjoy today, including pensions, sick time and disabled accident benefits.
Mr. Sokoloff joined the Labor Law firm of Hach & Rose LLP in 2008 in order to head up the FELA/Railroad injury department.
For the representation you need for your railroad injury case, contact the diligent New York Railroad accident lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP today by calling (212) 779-0057
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