Injured Railroad Employee Files Suit Against ICR

April 25, 2005

An Arkansas railroad employee who was seriously injured on the job has filed a Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA) lawsuit against Illinois Central Railroad.

Robert Harrell, Sr. alleges that in April 2003, ICR acted negligently when they failed to warn him of an oncoming train in enough time to steer clear of a collision. Furthermore, Harrell claims that ICR ordered him to control a locomotive engine without warning him of the approaching train.

Harrell claims the railroad company failed to provide a reasonably safe work environments and a safe work method, and failed to inspect or maintain the brakes of its trains.

According to the lawsuit, the train collision caused Harrell to suffer from a number of injuries to his muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints, nerves, and soft tissues of his shoulder. In addition, Harrell said the collision irritated a pre-existing condition.

The lawsuit seeks damages of more than $75,000 for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical costs, disfigurement, and disability.

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