Couple Sues Railroad Company for Workplace Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A husband and a wife filed a
lawsuit claiming liability, negligence and insufficient measures against the Norfolk
Southern Corporation. The couple is alleging that the railroad company
the victim worked for failed to provide a safe work environment. The victim
alleges he was physically injured while performing his job duties while
employed by Norfolk Southern Corporation. They state that the company
failed to maintain a train and ensure it was free of hazards. The couple
is seeking a judgment against the company for more than $150,000 for damages,
court costs, and interest.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in 2015 there were 2.9 million
nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported. The statistic is frightening
for those who not only work but hold jobs in dangerous fields. Workplace
accidents can range from minor slips and falls to serious injuries or
even fatalities. Companies are responsible for providing a workplace that
is free of hazards and maintains a safety program that alerts employees
of potential hazards. If you are in a job situation where there is a risk
of injury, then your employer should provide proper training and safety
checks to ensure that equipment is safe and properly maintained. Alert
your supervisor or boss anytime you see a safety problem or potential
hazard. You can also alert the Occupational Safety & Health Administration
if your comments or claims go unanswered by your employer. An experienced
worker's compensation attorney can investigate your claims and determine
if your employer is liable for your injuries.
The worker's compensation attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC
have decades of experience helping those who have sustained injuries in
accidents. Our team is committed to our clients and helping them receive
the care and compensation they deserve. We understand that accidents are
stressful but finding competent and caring service doesn’t have
to be. We offer free no-obligation consultations at our St. Louis office.
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