FELA Lawsuit Filed in Southern Illinois
December 19, 2005
A Federal Employee Liability Act lawsuit has been filed in the US District Court for Southern Illinois. Carl Anderson, an employee for BNSF Railway from 1971 to 2005, suffered serious damage due to his work environment and the requirements of his job, according to the suit.
Mr. Anderson alleges that his employer, BNSF, did not provide him with a properly or legally safe workplace environment. Under the Federal Employee Liability Act, railroad workers are able to sue to recover any damages done to them while working on the railroad.
According to the suit, Mr. Anderson has serious and lifelong injuries to his back, spine, hands and other parts of his body. Mr. Anderson is in severe physical pain and is also suffering from psychological damage as well.
Mr. Anderson is seeking over $75,000 in his suit. The complaint is set to be heard by District Judge Michael Reagan.
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