Archive for the ‘Tennessee FELA Claims’ Category
Friday, April 8th, 2011
According to the February 2011 Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter, a Tennessee jury recently awarded compensation to a man injured while working at a Memphis railyard.Â Â In May 2006, the victim was applying a handbrake that suddenly jerked.Â As a result, the victim sustained a SLAP tear to his shoulder and thoracic outlet syndrome, rendering him permanently disabled from the railroad.Â A vocational economist calculated the victimâ€™s loss to be 1.371 million dollars ($1,371,000.00).
If you are a railroad employee and have been injured on the job, call the Tennessee railroad injury lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â The lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz (â€śNST Lawâ€ť) have knowledge of FELA, the federal law that allows injured railroad workers to recover compensation for on-the-job injuries. An injured railroad worker can receive compensation under FELA if he is injured while working and can prove that the negligence or recklessness of an employer, co-worker, or equipment manufacturer contributed to or caused the injury.Â NST Law can handle FELA lawsuits involving railroad injuries such as ligament damage, back pain, shoulder tears, neck pain, and finger numbness.
In order to help clients obtain maximum compensation for their railroad injuries, NST lawyers must prove an employerâ€™s negligence.Â An employer is negligent if it does not maintain a safe working environment, provide employees with proper tools and equipment, and adequately train employees.Â NST lawyers can consult with industry experts to prove equipment provided to employees was obsolete and unsafe.Â In addition, NST lawyers may speak with witnesses and other railroad employees to gather information.
Once NST lawyers prove negligence, we fight for clients to receive maximum damages for their injuries.Â Many times, railroad injuries require expensive surgeries and medical procedures.Â In addition, a permanent injury could affect an employeeâ€™s ability to work and cause him to earn fewer wages over the course of his career. Therefore, NST lawyers fight for clients to receive maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.Â NST lawyers can retain economic experts to document medical expenses and project future lost earnings.Â In addition, NST lawyers can commission a day-in-the-life video to demonstrate how an injury affects a clientâ€™s daily life.
If you or a loved one is a railroad employee and has been injured on the job, call the Tennessee FELA railroad injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz.Â With offices in Memphis, Jackson, and Knoxville, NST Law is the largest plaintiffâ€™s law firm in Tennessee and represents injured railroad workers across the state. Call NST today at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004 or visit us at www.nstlaw.com for a free consultation on your railroad injuries.
Friday, April 8th, 2011
According to the March 2011 Tennessee Jury Verdict Reporter, a Tennessee jury recently awarded compensation to a railroad employee for a thumb injury suffered while working to repair a train track in Yazoo City, Mississippi.Â In June 2003, the victim attempted to move a 50-pound spike hammer into a nearby high-rail truck as a train quickly approached.Â The hammer slipped, and as the victim tried to catch it, it struck his thumb and knocked his thumb out of its joint.Â The victim initially put his thumb back in place and thought he was fine.Â However, as time passed, he complained of permanent grip limitations.Â The victim sued the railroad company, alleging it failed to provide a reasonably safe workplace.Â The court found the employer partially at fault and awarded the victim approximately $43,000.00.
The Federal Employers Liability Act, also known as FELA, serves as workersâ€™ compensation for railroad employees and protects them from on-the-job injuries, such as loss of limbs, ligament damage, brain damage, and neck injury. An injured railroad worker can receive compensation under FELA if he is injured while working and can prove that the negligence or recklessness of an employer, co-worker, or equipment manufacturer contributed to or caused the injury.Â Since FELA is complex and constantly changing, a railroad employee injured on the job needs a lawyer with knowledge of FELA and experience handling FELA lawsuits.Â Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz is a large regional law firm dedicated to protecting injured railroad workers in Tennessee and helping them obtain maximum compensation under FELA.Â For a free consultation on your railroad injuries, call the Tennessee FELA lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.
FELA requires employers to maintain a safe working environment, provide employees with proper tools and equipment, and adequately train employees.Â An employer is negligent if it does not meet these requirements.Â NST lawyers use knowledge and understanding of FELA to show that an employer was negligent.Â Also, NST lawyers can retain industry experts to determine that equipment provided to employees was outdated and substandard.Â By proving negligence, NST lawyers can help clients obtain maximum damages for medical bills, lost wages (past and future), permanent disability, and pain and suffering.Â NST lawyers can retain a vocational economist to compute future diminished earning capacity and lost wages.Â In addition, NST lawyers have experience interpreting medical data and can effectively convey railroad injuries to a jury.Â At Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz, we fight for our clients to obtain every dollar they are legally entitled to.
If you or someone you know is a railroad employee and has been injured on the job, call the Tennessee FELA railroad injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich, and Trotz at (901) 683-7000 or 1-800-LAW-4004.Â NST Law is the largest plaintiffâ€™s law firm in Tennessee that represents injured railroad employees in Memphis, Jackson, Knoxville, and surrounding counties.
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