Posted on March 20th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Yet another Norfolk Southern Railway Company employee has filed suit this year for injuries sustained while working for the rail company.
Kenneth R. Ringe, an employee since 1973, claims that over the course of his career he incurred injuries to his neck, back and upper extremities from operating heavy machinery and impact tools. In addition to physical injuries and medical costs, he suffered mental anguish, lost wages and pain and suffering.
As a result, Ringe stated that his ability to work and enjoy normal pursuits of life have been heavily impaired. He seeks a judgment of at least $50,000, plus costs.
Because worker’s compensation does not cover employees of interstate railroads, Congress enacted the Federal Employers Liability Act to ensure that rail workers can file lawsuits against their employers if they are injured on the job.
If the negligence or carelessness of your employer has caused you injury, then it is imperative that you speak to an experienced FELA attorney at Page Cagle. We can help you build your case and get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.