Doyle Dennis LLP Files Suit Against Union Pacific
The team of attorneys at Doyle Dennis LLP and The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C. have joined together to fight for injured railroad workers. Employees in the railroad industry are generally covered by the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), Safety Appliance Act (SAA), the Locomotive Inspection Act (LIA), and various other statutes which allow them to seek compensation after an injury at work. Attorneys handling a case for an injured rail worker must not only understand the various statutes and regulation that rule the industry, but also have the ability to litigate effectively and efficiently in various settings.
Doyle Dennis LLP and The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C. recently initiated a lawsuit against Union Pacific in the District Court of Harris County, Texas on behalf of our client. Their client was hardworking and loyal conductor employed by the Union Pacific Rail Company.
On or about October 29, 2021, the client suffered an injury while moving throughout the train in accordance with the course and scope of their employment. The client while navigating between locomotives on a stopped train encountered a diesel spill in the walkway and slipped as a result. The forceful impact of the fall caused the client to lose consciousness and sustain additional injuries. Union Pacific has an obligation to its employees under FELA and the LIA to provide a reasonably safe place to work. In these circumstances, Union Pacific failed to meet the obligation of a safe working environment owed to the client. Union Pacific also exhibited negligence in numerous other failures of statutes and regulations that led to the unfortunate and avoidable accident.
As a result of the violent fall and ensuing impact, the client continues to suffer from injuries to the neck, back, head and right shoulder. Doyle Dennis LLP and The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C. will now pursue justice for the injured worker and fight to maximize their compensation. This includes fighting for damages the client is entitled to such as: physical pain and suffering in the past and future; mental anguish in the past and future; lost earnings and benefits in the past; loss of future wage-earning capacity; physical impairment or disability in the past and future; medical expenses in the past and future, disfigurement in the past and future; and loss of enjoyment of life in the past and future.
The combined teams of attorneys at both firms provide a dedicated and unique ally for injured railroad workers. Doyle Dennis LLP has numerous verdicts and settlements that can attest to their ability to litigate inside and out the courtroom, wherever is required. The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C. continues to provide expert industry expertise earned through decades of experience in the legal fields of the railroad industry. Combined the legal teams offer specialized and dedicated legal counsel for injured railroad workers covered under FELA, SAA and LIA.
Please call today for a free consultation if you are injured while working in the railroad industry. Our attorneys’ unique legal skills may make the difference in maximizing your compensation after a workplace injury.