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Illinois Appeal Court Affirms $1.7 Million Jury Verdict for BNSF Track Laborer Represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton

On May 28, 2014, an Illinois appellate court upheld a $1,779,000 jury verdict obtained by Schlichter Bogard & Denton in favor of George Mitchell, who suffered disabling cumulative trauma neck injuries after working over 14 years as a track laborer for BNSF. On appeal, BNSF argued that Mitchell’s claim was time-barred under the FELA’s three-year statute […]

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Missouri Supreme Court Rules Railroad Injury Judgment not Subject to Taxes

In cases brought by the law firm of Schlichter, Bogard & Denton, LLP of St. Louis on behalf of injured railroad workers, two courts have ruled favorably to workers that FELA judgments are not subject to tax withholding under the Railroad Retirement Tax Act (RRTA). The Missouri Supreme Court in Mickey v. BNSF Railway Co., […]

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Schlichter Bogard & Denton Obtains $12.5 Million Jury Verdict for Injured Railroad Worker

A Jefferson County, Missouri jury awarded $12.5 million to a former railroad worker on January 28, 2014 following a 1½ week-long trial. In Bolen v. BNSF Ry.Co., Case #12JECC00744, Michael Bolen, 51, of Cape Girardeau, was injured on Memorial Day 2012 while switching rail freight cars in Crystal City for BNSF Railway Company. He reportedly […]

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Railserve Employee’s FELA Amputation Claim Remanded to Arkansas State Court in Case Prosecuted by Schlichter, Bogard & Denton

The United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas has remanded to state court the legal claim of a 19-year old Railserve employee whose arm was partially amputated after being crushed between a locomotive and a railcar during switching operations. Trent Burnside v. Railserve, Inc., Case No. CV12-32-3, Circuit Court of Ashley County. […]

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Long-Awaited Justice for Injured Railroad Conductor

Following a one week trial, a St. Louis Federal court jury ordered BNSF Railway to pay a former railroad conductor $1.67 Million for on duty spine injuries. Conductor Kevin Cowden, of Marshfield, Missouri, sustained neck and low back injuries in January of 2008 when his freight train rain over defective track and bottomed out near […]

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Trial Winning Streak in FELA Cases Continues for Schlichter Bogard & Denton with Verdicts Totaling $2.75 Million

Three more victories during a seven month period continued a long trial winning streak for Schlichter Bogard & Denton, LLP in cases brought on behalf of injured railroad workers under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA). The judgments were entered on February 6 in Currie v. Union Pacific Railroad, St. Clair County, Illinois Circuit Court […]

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Schlichter, Bogard & Denton — Railroad Injuries

SCHLICHTER, BOGARD & DENTON “ RAILROAD INJURIES:WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW IF YOU ARE INJURED ON THE RAILROAD” 1.Fill out an injury report and ask for a copy for your records. 2.Be sure to note on the report any defective equipment, tools, hazardous or unsafe working conditions, or if another person contributed to the cause of […]

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Schlichter, Bogard & Denton Reports on Jury Verdict Against BNSF Railroad

SCHLICHTER, BOGARD & DENTON, A ST. LOUIS LAW FIRM, REPORTS ON JURY VERDICT AGAINST BNSF RAILROAD:  JURY FINDS BNSF RAILROAD RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTOR’S DISABLING LEG INJURIES – RETURNS $900,000 VERDICT Following a 7 day long trial, a Cass County jury ordered BNSF Railway to pay Thomas Host $906,975 to compensate him for leg injuries he […]

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Schlichter Bogard & Denton Railroad Practice Ranks Tier 1 Nationally in U.S. News & World Report ‘Best Law Firms of 2013’ List

Schlichter Bogard & Denton is once again ranked in Tier 1 Nationally in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firm” rankings in both Railroad Law and Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiff’s Railroad Law. U.S. News uses a concise methodology for its rankings based on cost-effectiveness, civility, and whether clients would be willing to […]

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Villa Grove railroad worker awarded $1.05 million for work injury

A St. Clair County jury unanimously ordered Union Pacific Railroad to pay track welder Don Currie more than $1 million to compensate him for injuries. Currie, 48, of Villa Grove, repaired and maintained railroad track throughout central and southern Illinois for 20 years. He often was required to work what the railroad characterized as “punitive […]

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