Railroad Worker Injury (FELA) Accident Representative Cases

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Railroad Worker Injury (FELA) Accident Cases

Verdict of $1 million in St. Louis for railroad laborer for neck and back injuries sustained when he was ordered to use a defective car mover.

Verdict in St. Louis of $700,000 to worker who injured his back when he threw a faulty switch.

Confidential settlement during trial for Arkansas railroad engineer and conductor injured when a tractor trailer stopped on the tracks in front of the train after failing to stop at the warning lights. Both workers suffered back and leg injuries.

Confidential settlement for client who injured his shoulder while performing wash/inspection of incoming diesel wheel; he also suffered carpal tunnel injuries.

Confidential settlement for railroad engineer whose locomotive seat malfunctioned, causing disabling back and neck injuries.

$500,000 settlement for railroad engineer who fell in the engine compartment with inadequate lighting, sustaining serious back injuries.

$500,000 verdict in Detroit, Michigan, for client who sustained a bulging disk injury in a workplace accident; upheld on appeal.

Confidential settlement during trial for railroad electrician who suffered a back injury while throwing a defective switch.

Settlements totaling millions of dollars for numerous cases in Detroit, Michigan against railroad guilty of repeated safety violations.

Settlement for Arkansas railroad manager who sustained back, neck, shoulder and knee injuries when he fell fifteen feet through an unguarded opening in the warehouse.

Confidential settlement for railroad worker who fractured both heels and injured his back when he fell 12 feet due to a cracked railing.

Confidential settlement for Southeast Missouri family for the injuries to passengers and the death of the mother at a crossing with malfunctioning signals.

Confidential settlement for carpal tunnel injuries sustained during railroad employment.

Confidential settlement for carpal tunnel and elbow injuries to railroad worker.

Confidential settlement in Beaumont, Texas, for worker who sustained two ruptured disks while repairing and connecting defective air hoses.

$240,000 verdict for railroader with asbestosis who continued working.

Confidential settlement for Arizona trainman injured as a result of company’s violation of Federal Hours of Service Act.

$200,000 verdict for office worker who suffered carpal tunnel injuries from repetitive motion. One of the first carpal tunnel cases tried against a railroad in the country. The very first one for railroad office worker.

Confidential settlement for client who suffered repetitive trauma injuries which required knee replacement surgery.

Confidential settlement in Arkansas federal court case for widow of man killed at a crossing with site obstructions. Sanctions were awarded as a result of the railroad’s destruction of evidence.

**Jury verdict upheld on appeal with judgment in favor of railroad electrician who sustained cumulative foot injuries during his employment.

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