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Railroad Injury News

Missouri Court of Appeals Affirms $5 Million Verdict for Injured Railroad Worker

On June 25, 2019, in a unanimous opinion, the Missouri Court of Appeals affirmed a $5,080,000 jury verdict for a disabled railroad worker.  James Mitchell, of Seymour, was injured on August 27, 2015 while working as a conductor in BNSF Railway’s Springfield Yard. He fell while descending a railcar when a defective ladder broke, causing […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains $5 Million Verdict for Injured Railroad Worker

Following a week-long trial in Greene County, Missouri, Schlichter Bogard & Denton attorneys Nelson Wolff and Mark beatty on April 27, 2018 obtained a $5 million verdict on behalf of Jamie Mitchell against the BNSF Railway Company. Mitchell was injured on August 27, 2015 while working as a conductor in BNSF’s Springfield Yard. He was […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton Attorney Michael Wolff Obtains Significant Appellate Victory in Railroad Injury Case

Schlichter Bogard & Denton attorney Michael Wolff has obtained an important victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on behalf of an injured railroad worker.  The victory has significant implications for cases brought by railroad workers under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (“FELA”). The case involved the question of whether lost-wages damages awarded to […]

Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s Record $12.5 Million Railroad Injury Verdict Becomes Final After U.S. Supreme Court Refuses Review

The United States Supreme Court last week declined to review Schlichter Bogard & Denton’s record $12.5 million jury verdict on behalf of former BNSF employee Michael Bolen. The verdict is the highest reported jury verdict for a worker against that railroad and is reportedly the largest verdict ever in the County in which the case was tried.  […]