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Couple Sues Railroad Company for Workplace Accident


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 & Kurth, 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. Call today and let us help you or a loved one begin the road to recovery.

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