Posted on October 9th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
A railroad worker from Southern Illinois has filed a FELA suit against his employer, claiming he suffered herniated discs and a hernia while working as a machine operator and trackman for a large railroad company. When the injury occurred, he was attempting to remove a spike as instructed in his job assignment. After his injuries, he had to undergo treatment and spinal surgery in July 2008. He claims his back, neck, shoulder, arms, groin area, and hands were permanently impaired, costing him a loss of employment and medical expenses. According to the suit, the defendant is guilty of many negligent acts, including its failure to provide the plaintiff with safe working conditions and failure to warn him of risks to which he is exposed.
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