The FELA Railroad lawyers at Lipkin & Higgins successfully reached a $350,000 settlement with Amtrak in a case where an Amtrak 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, Lipkin & Higgins attorneys proved that Amtrak failed to keep the jobsite 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.