Arnold & Itkin filed a Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) claim on behalf of a railroad worker seriously injured at a yard in Houston, Texas. Our client was riding a car while performing his duties as a switchman when he was struck by a metal plate that was carelessly left hanging out of another car in the yard. We believe his employer knew about this unsafe metal plate and did nothing to warn our client or mitigate the hazard. The injuries our client sustained from this incident have required ongoing treatment, and his ability to work again is uncertain.
Lawmakers created FELA to protect railroad workers during the early 20th century. The law was created because of how much danger railroad workers face while doing their important job. For over 100 years, this law has been crucial in protecting the wellbeing of railroad workers and providing compensation when one suffers from the negligence of others.
Arnold & Itkin has a history of fighting for the compensation of those injured in railroad accidents. When companies fail to take basic precautions to protect workers, we’re ready to hold them accountable. Our attorneys have recovered billions for clients and are ready to fight for the compensation this man needs for recovery.