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Personal Injury – FELA

Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against Katoen Natie Gulf Coast, Inc. (“Katoen Natie”) for injuries suffered while working as a railroad employee, operating a locomotive.

Doyle LLP’s Client was an employee of Katoen Natie, or, in the alternative Insperity, was injured in the course and scope of his employment on or about January 14, 2015.  On that date, he suffered a head injury, neck and back injuries, a broken clavicle, and injuries to other parts of his body while working as a switchman engineer. At the time of the incident, the Plaintiff was in a locomotive and in the process of completing a curve to couple with a rail car. The bend of the curve was unlit, reducing the Plaintiff’s visibility and ability to gauge the distance of threatening objects and the rail car he aimed to reach. While trying to safely complete the bend the locomotive cabin’s lights flashed on without reason, blinding the Plaintiff.  As a result, the Plaintiff crashed into the stopped rail car. The impact of the collision threw the Plaintiff from his seat and into the locomotive’s metal frame.

 

Doyle LLP’s suit alleges that Katoen Natie’s conduct was negligent, in violation of the Texas Railroad Liability Act (“TRLA”) and Federal Employers Liability Act (“FELA”), which are laws enacted to protect railway workers who have suffered injury due to the negligence of their employer.  The suit seeks damages for medical expenses, lost earning capacity, lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.

 

Doyle LLP is proud to represent this injured worker who suffered from a wrongful denial of workers’ compensation benefits.  Contact us today if you or someone you know has suffered from the bad faith conduct of a workers’ compensation insurer.