NEW ORLEANS – A railroad worker alleges that the injuries he suffered on the job were the fault of his employer.
Troy McCormick filed a lawsuit on March 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Court of Louisiana against The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission, doing business as The New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Co. (NOPB), claiming that it violated provisions of the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA).
McCormick allegedly suffered two accidents: one on March 19, 2013, and one on June 7, 2014. He alleges that in the accident on March 19, a dilapidated fence allegedly collapsed on him and pinned his left hand and thumb to a railcar. The suit states that in the accident on June 7, 2014, he sustained injuries to his left shoulder and bicep while removing a pin from a railcar. Both accidents allegedly required surgical intervention. McCormick asserts that both accidents were the result of NOPB’s negligent actions, which included failing to provide safe working conditions, failing to provide proper equipment, failing to properly maintain the premises, and failing to exercise care and caution.
McCormick attests that he was an able-bodied worker and has now suffered physical pain, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of wages and the capacity to earn future wages and various medical expenses.
He is now suing for damages along with legal fees and interest as well as any other relief deemed proper by the court. McCormick is seeking a jury trial and is represented by Carisa German-Oden, Joseph M. Miller and Benjamin B. Saunders from Davis, Saunders & Miller PLC in Mandeville.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-01897-CJB-KWR