FELA Lawsuit filed against Illinois Central Railroad

December 5, 2005

On November 23, 2005, Anthony Lynch of Clinton, Illinois filed a FELA lawsuit against Illinois Central Railroad. According to the FELA suit, the railroad company failed to provide Lynch with a safe working environment. Lynch argues this negligence resulted in permanent injuries to his knees, hands, and back.

Anthony Lynch worked for Illinois Central Railroad for 26 years. During this time, he claims, the railroad required him to work on large oversize ballast and occupy defective seats over rough areas of track while riding on locomotives. The injuries he sustained during the course of his employment, the FELA suit argues, are the result of Central Illinois Railroad's failure to provide safe work conditions, safer methods, safe equipment, and an adequate ergonomics program.

Lynch's injuries have required x-rays and painful, invasive medical tests. The injured railroad worker is seeking damages in excess of $150,000 for medical expenses, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.

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