Illinois Man files FELA Complaint Against Large Railroad Company
Posted on February 6th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
On January 29, a railroad employee filed a Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA) complaint against his employers after he sustained injuries in 2007 when he attempted to lock a train trailer. The pin on the railcar was frozen, however, and the victim injured his upper right extremity and right shoulder.
Since the accident, the victim has had surgery to correct his injuries but claims that the, “physical and mental pain and permanent disability of his shoulder,” has affected his ability to work and enjoy life. As a result, he has incurred medical expenses, emotional stress and lost wages.
In the two-count suit, the victim alleges that the two railroad companies who employed him were negligent because of failure to provide him with safe working conditions and proper maintenance of the railcars, including fixing any frozen pins. Furthermore, he believes the defendants did not employ enough workers to inspect the cars and failed to provide him with safe equipment. He currently seeks a judgment of at least $100,000 plus costs.
If you are a railroad worker who was injured on the job, you might have a potential FELA claim against your employer. If you have lost a loved one due to a railway related accident you may have a wrongful death claim. The experienced FELA Attorney of Page Cagle have litigated cases in Missouri and Illinois, seeking compensation for clients for medical expenses, lost wages, emotional trauma and more. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the sooner you can build your case and get the attention you deserve. Call Zane T. Cagle at 1(314) 276-1681 for your free consultation today.