Railroad Injury Verdicts & Settlements

FELA Verdicts & Settlements

The following is a sampling of results we have obtained in the last several years for railroaders in all crafts. These cases are of unique interest because of either the value or legal issues involved:

U.S. SUPREME COURT CASE -- McBride vs. CSX - Evansville, Indiana - Hand Injury. Ten months lost time/Verdict $275,000.00 which was upheld by the 7th Circuit. (CSX appealed this case to the U.S. Supreme Court; and in June 2011, the Supreme Court affirmed the verdict for the Plaintiff and the relaxed causation standard in FELA cases. This is a historic and landmark decision which will affect railroaders and FELA practitioners nationwide for decades to come.)

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$10,000,000 Conductor vs. CSX - Evansville, IN - Multiple Injuries/Verdict.

$8,625,000 Switchman vs. Rail Link, Inc. - Green River, Wyoming - Amputee/Settlement.

$3,400,000 Railroad Injury, Court Sealed Settlement

$3,250,000 Engineer - Back and Neck Injury (Confidential Settlement)

$2,500,000 Switchman, Shortline Railroad - Wrongful Death/Settlement.

$2,400,000 Trainman, Shortline Railroad - Leg Injury/Settlement.

$2,000,000 Brakeman/Switchman, Shortline Railroad - Multiple Injuries/Settlement.

$1,825,000 Engineer, Shortline Railroad - Back and Neck Injury/Settlement (Confidentiality Agreement)

$1,800,000 Engineer vs. Canadian National / Illinois Central - Fulton, Kentucky - Van Accident - Neck and Head Injury/Settlement.

$1,750,000 Conductor vs. Canadian National / Illinois Central - Fulton, Kentucky - Van Accident - Neck, Back and Shoulder Injury/Settlement.

$1,500,000 Engineer - Neck Injury/Settlement (Confidentiality Agreement).

$1,500,000 Engineer - Neck and Arm Injury/Settlement (Confidentiality Agreement).

$1,500,000 Conductor - Back Injury/Settlement (Confidentiality Agreement).

$1,500,000 Carman vs. Illinois Central Gulf Railroad - Centralia, Illinois - Knee Injury/Verdict.

$1,275,000 Engineer - Back Injury/Settlement (Confidentiality Agreement)

$1,250,000 Conductor - Wrongful Death/Court Sealed Settlement.

$1,200,000 Carman vs. Illinois Central Gulf Railroad - Centralia, Illinois - Back Injury/Verdict.

$1,100,000 Carman vs. Union Pacific Railroad - DeSoto, Missouri - Knee Injury/Verdict/Nine Months Lost Time/Still Working.

$1,000,000 Conductor - Back Injury/Settlement (Confidentiality Agreement)

$1,000,000 Engineer - Soft Tissue Injury/Settlement Confidential Terms.

$951,000 Conductor vs. Illinois Central Railroad, Decatur, IL - Knee Injury/Settlement

$950,000 Engineer - Soft Tissue Injury/Settlement Confidential Terms.

$900,000 Carman vs. Union Pacific Railroad - DeSoto, Missouri - Back Injury/Settlement.

$850,000 Engineer vs. Union Pacific Railroad - Kankakee, Illinois - Fractured Heel/Smoke Inhalation/Settlement

$822,500 Engineer - Back and Neck Injury/Settlement (Confidentiality Agreement)

$816,000 Conductor vs. Southern Pacific Railroad - Belleville, Illinois - Knee Injury/Settlement.

$800,000 Engineer vs. Union Pacific Railroad - Texarkana, Arkansas - Back and Neck Injury/Jury Verdict.

$795,000 Brakeman vs. Union Pacific Railroad - Kansas City, Kansas - Back Injury/Settlement.

$750,000 Engineer vs. St. Louis Southwestern Railway - Pine Bluff, Arkansas - Back Injury/Settlement.

$750,000 Conductor vs. St. Louis Southwestern Railway - Back Injury/Settlement.

$750,000 Engineer vs. Canadian National / Illinois Central - Centralia, Illinois - Neck and Wrist Injury/Settlement.

$750,000 Engineer vs. Kansas City Southern - Jackson, Mississippi - Back Injury/Settlement.

$710,000 Conductor vs. Union Pacific Railroad - Cheyenne, Wyoming - Head Injury/Settlement.

$650,000 Coach Cleaner vs. Chicago & Northwestern Transportation - Chicago, Illinois - Head Injury/Jury Verdict.

$650,000 Switchman vs. Alton & Southern Railroad - East St. Louis, Illinois - Knee Injury/Release Case - Jury Verdict.

$650,000 Engineer - Back Injury/Settlement (Confidentiality Agreement)

$650,000 Engineer v. Illinois Central Railroad - East St. Louis, Illinois - Elbow, Neck and Shoulder Injuries/Settlement.

$609,000 Conductor - Back Injury/Settlement (Confidentiality Agreement).

$600,000 Boilermaker vs. Union Pacific Railroad - North Little Rock, Arkansas - Back Injury/Settlement.

$545,000 Brakeman vs. Burlington Northern Railroad - Centralia, Illinois - Knee Injury/Jury Verdict.

$525,000 Engineer vs. Illinois Central Railroad - Champaign, Illinois - Cervical Strain/Settlement.

$525,000 Conductor vs. St. Louis Southwestern Railway - Pine Bluff, Arkansas - Back Injury/Settlement.

$500,000 Switchman vs. Alton & Southern Railroad - East St. Louis, Illinois - Leg and Knee Injury/Settlement.

$500,000 Electrician vs. Union Pacific Railroad - North Little Rock, Arkansas - Back, Neck and Knee Injury/Settlement.

$500,000 Engineer v. Illinois Central Railroad - Fulton, KY - Head, Neck and Hand Injury/Settlement.

$450,000 Brakeman vs. Southern Pacific Railroad Company - Pine Bluff, Arkansas - Back Injury/Jury Verdict.

$350,000 Boilermaker vs. union Pacific Railroad - North Little rock, Arkansas - Knee Injury/Jury Verdict/no lost time/still working.

$350,000 Carman vs. Burlington Northern Railroad - Motley, Minnesota - Neck Injury/Verdict.

$325,000 Carman vs. Norfolk & Southern - Decatur, Illinois - Knee Injury/Settlement.

$310,000 Machinist vs. Union Pacific Railroad - Little Rock, Arkansas - Back and Neck/Jury Verdict.

$300,000 Switchman vs. Illinois Central Gulf Railroad - Champaign, Illinois - Back Injury/Verdict.

$292,500 Engineer vs. Burlington Northern Railroad - Back and Leg Injury/Settlement without resignation/still working.

$275,000 Boilermaker vs. Union Pacific Railroad - North Little Rock, Arkansas - Inhalation/Settlement.

$250,000 Engineer vs. Union Pacific Railroad - Centralia, Illinois - Repetitive Back Injury/Settlement.

$213,750 Trackman vs. St. Louis Southwestern Railway - Pine Bluff, Arkansas - Head Injury/Jury Verdict/No Lost Time.

$200,000 Electrician v. Union Pacific Railroad - Pine Bluff, Arkansas - Fall Off Scaffold / Concussion / Returned To Work / Settlement.

$200,000 Engineer v. Illinois Central Railroad - Summit, MS - Carpal Tunnel/Repetitive Back Injury/Settlement.

$187,500 Carman vs. Chicago & Northwestern Transportation - Chicago, Illinois - Knee Injury/Jury Verdict/four months lost time/still working.

$160,000 Engineer vs. Missouri Pacific Railroad - Grayson, Louisiana - Hearing Loss/Settlement.

$105,000 Carman vs. Alton & Southern Railroad - East St. Louis, Illinois - Hearing Loss/Settlement.