The FELA Railroad lawyers at Peter Higgins Law successfully reached a confidential settlement amount in a case where a railroad electrician slipped and fell off a ladder while climbing down off a train. Under the FELA law that protects railroad workers by requiring railroads to provide their employees with a reasonably safe place to work, Peter Higgins Law attorneys proved that the railroad failed to keep the job site safe by allowing snow to accumulate on the train platform where our client was assigned to work. The snow made her boots wet and slippery, leading to her fall from the ladder.
Our client ended up having two shoulder surgeries to repair a torn rotator cuff. She also was forced to retire a couple of years earlier than she had planned, as her doctors found her disability prevented her from returning to work.