Bridge Railroad Worker Files FELA Claim

February 26, 2007

A man who worked as a bridge welder has filed a Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) claim against Norfolk Southern Railway claiming he suffered repetitive stress injuries in the course of his work over 30 years.

The Suit

According to the claim, Ronald Allred began working with Norfolk Railway in 1976. During his employment with the company since that time, he has been subjected to multiple repetitive traumas while working on railroad tracks.

The suit claims that the railroad carelessly and negligently failed to provide a safe working environment for its workers in compliance with the FELA act.

The suit also claims that the employer failed so provide sufficient manpower, failed to provide safe and adequate tools and equipment, and failed to instruct him on proper work methods to reduce repetitive stress injuries.

As a result, Allred claims that he sustained severe permanent injuries to his wrists and hands, which will continue to cause:

  • Great pain
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of earnings
  • Potential future medical expenses


The FELA act allows for the compensation of injured railroad workers based on the severity of the negligence. The amount of compensation is to be determined by a jury, but the lawsuit seeks damages of over $50,000 plus the costs of the lawsuit.

Injured Working for a Railroad?

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury while working on a railroad, or for a railroad company, you may be able to recover compensation for your pain, suffering, injuries, medical expenses, missed work, and more. Please contact us today for a complimentary consultation with an effective attorney who has extensive experience with FELA claims and can give you the best chance to be compensated properly.

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