A Collinsville, IL resident has filed a workplace injury lawsuit against the railway company that had employed him for 40 years.
According to a story published Nov. 23 in the Madison / St. Clair Record, the man sought damages in excess of $75,000 for work-related injuries to his upper body that have affected his ability to work.
The plaintiff claims the injuries were not caused all at once, but rather repeated trauma throughout the course of his career as a rail worker. Hazardous working conditions caused serious damage to his body over four decades.
Injuries occurring on the job can be serious whether they occur on the railroads, waterways, or at everyday jobs. The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission Report for 2009 states that 200,000 work-related accidents occur in Illinois in each year, and approximately 55,000 of them are reported to the commission. 1,756 new cases were filed in Collinsville last year, and an additional 1,374 were filed in Belleville.
The attorneys with Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson understand the complicated issues that accompany suing an employer due to one or more personal injuries. Situations like this are best handled with professional assistance, as demonstrated by this testimonial from WWF&G client Richard T.:
“The law firm of WWF&G assisted me with a workers compensation claim,” he said. “I attempted to settle my case without an attorney for less than $20,000. The settlement was rejected by the arbitrator, and I hired the firm of WWF&G to assist me with my case. The case was arbitrated, and I received an award in excess of $150,000. Needless to say, I was very pleased with my representation.”