Posted On: March 2, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Former Norfolk Southern Railroad Employee Files Illinois Railroad Worker Lawsuit Over Repetitive Traumas

Richard Curtis is suing Norfolk Southern Railway Company for the repetitive traumas he suffered because of his former job as a railroad employee. Curtis claims that he got hurt while working for the railroad company from 2004 until 2010 and, as a result, he sustained permanent and severe injuries to his body, hands, and wrists, as well as experienced great mental agony and physical pain. He also contends that he lost income, incurred medical expenses, and saw a decrease in his earning capacity.

Curtis says the railroad was negligent because it failed to:

• Provide adequate supervision
• Give him the proper tools and protective equipment
• Warn him about possibly dangerous conditions
• Implement safer working standards
• Provide a safe work environment

Curtis says that the railroad company gave him tasks that it knew went beyond his physical abilities. He is seeking over $50,000 plus costs.

Repetitive trauma can be extremely painful and lead to permanent, disabling, and debilitating injuries. Although these injuries may not happen immediately, they can render a railroad worker unable to do his/her job, which can result in lost earning capacity, income loss, and loss of benefits.

You can sue a railroad company for your railroad worker injuries. Common Illinois railroad worker injuries include:

Brain injuries
• Head injuries
• Shoulder injuries
• Neck injuries
• Back injuries
• Carpal tunnel syndrome

Former Norfolk Southern employee claims repetitive trauma, Madison Record, February 25, 2010


Related Web Resource:
Repetitive Motion Disorders, NIH.gov

It is important that you retain a Chicago, Injury railroad injury lawyer who is familiar with FELA (Federal Employees Liability Act) Claims. Even if your employer was only partially negligent, you may still be able to win your claim for the portion of your work injury that they are responsible for causing.

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