MONROE – A Monroe railroad conductor alleges he was injured because his employer failed to provide a safe working environment.
Eros Pellerin filed a complaint on April 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Monroe Division against Union Pacific Railroad Co. alleging that the railroad tracks operator violated the provisions of the Federal Employer’s Liability Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 15, 2016, he sustained personal injuries to his neck, shoulder and back while performing his duties in the course and scope of his employment with the defendant. The plaintiff alleges he has suffered physical and mental pain, economic loss for lost wages and fringe benefits and incurred medical expenses. The plaintiff holds Union Pacific Railroad Co. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to provide a safe place to work and proper assistance to perform his duties and failed to exercise due care and caution commensurate with the surrounding circumstances.
The plaintiff seeks damages for all sums reasonable in the premises, plus interest, costs of these proceedings and for all general and equitable relief. He is represented by Joseph M. Miller, Benjamin M. Saunders and Carisa German-Oden of Davis, Saunders, Miller & Oden Law Firm in Mandeville.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Monroe Division Case number 3:17-cv-00492