FELA Suit Continues Texas Railroad Company
Posted on January 30th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
According to a Texas newspaper, a large railway company is left as a lone defendant in a FELA suit filed by an employee of the company, who lost part of his leg in 2007 after a railcar rolled over him.
When the railroad accident occurred, the employee was working at a refinery attempting to rearrange the rail cars when one of the cars rolled and entangled his right leg, severing it below the knee. The refinery was originally named in the suit, but was dismissed after granting the victim worker’s compensation benefits totaling around $290,000.
Another defendant in the case, an affiliate , motioned to appeal the refinery’s summary judgment but dropped the appeal after reaching settlement with the victim. This now leaves the railway company as the only defendant in the case, and the victim continues to pursue a Federal Employer’s Liability Act claim alleging that his employer, “failed to provide him with a safe place to work and failed to comply with government regulations.”
If you are a rail worker who suffered an injury on the job, and you feel your employer was responsible, contact the experienced FELA Lawyers of Page Cagle law firm in St. Louis. Our knowledgeable legal team can answer all you questions and help you get compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and more. Call Zane T. Cagle at 1(314) 276-1681