Injured Railroad Worker Receives $2.3M Settlement From BNSF
Carney's attorney, Roger Denton of the Schlichter, Bogard & Denton firm in St. Louis, argued that the BNSF was liable for its employee's injuries under the Federal Employers' Liability Act, or FELA, because it failed to provide a reasonably safe workplace. A significant part of the plaintiff's FELA argument rested on the assertion that BNSF should have should have halted construction around the track where Carney became injured as soon as it become possible that the work could create a slope failure.
We congratulate Denton and Carney on their success with this case. Workplace injuries, especially in the railroad industry, are frequently life-altering. Carney certainly has suffered from this injury long enough. As Virginia railroad injury attorneys, we know all too well how dangerous some work can be. But no one should be endangered on the job, and we hope that BNSF will take steps to prevent any future accidents like this one.