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Doyle Dennis LLP Files Lawsuit Against Union Pacific Railroad Company in Albany County, Wyoming
Doyle Dennis LLP’s client, a resident from Colorado, has filed a lawsuit against the Union Pacific Railroad Company, seeking damages for personal injuries sustained while employed by Union Pacific. The lawsuit has been filed in Albany County, Wyoming, under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) and other associated federal regulations governing the safety of railroad workers.
According to the complaint filed by Doyle Dennis LLP’s client, on November 27, 2022, he was working as a conductor with Union Pacific, switching cars in Laramie, Wyoming. The client was riding the shove westward down the Laramie lead in Union Pacific’s yard and was working in the middle of the night amidst hard snow. While the client was climbing off the railcar, the slip-on spikes required to wear on the bottom of his boots caused him to slip off the slick ladder and fall off the loaded salt car, onto the ground. The client then reported the incident to his engineer, who was about forty cars away. The lighting was also insufficient in the area where the incident occurred. The client had reported both conditions in the past to his employer, but no action had been taken. The incident resulted in severe impact and trauma to the client’s left knee and body in general.
Doyle Dennis LLP’s client’s complaint alleges that Union Pacific was negligent in its duty to provide him with a reasonably safe place to work. The duty of reasonable care included a duty to recognize danger that could cause him or other workers harm or injury. At the time of his injuries, Doyle Dennis LLP’s client was an able-bodied railroad worker, and as a direct cause of Union Pacific’s negligence under the FELA, he sustained severe and debilitating injuries for which he demands full recovery.
The lawsuit seeks damages for the client’s injuries, including pain, suffering and emotional distress, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of earnings and economic opportunities, and medical expenses, both past and future.
If you are a railroad worker who has suffered an injury as a result of your employer’s negligence or the negligence of another party, contact our law firm today. Doyle Dennis LLP is proud to provide free evaluations to potential clients. Doyle Dennis LLP also offers services on a contingent fee basis, which means that if we accept your case, we do not receive compensation or payment until you do.