$935,275.80 Verdict For Railroad Employee

Dorrance v. Union Pacific Railroad, Multnomah County Case No. 14CV07336
Plaintiff Dorrance was an employee of defendant Union Pacific Railroad.  He brought this claim under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act which governs on-the-job injuries for railroad employees rather than worker’s compensation laws.  The Act allows Dorrance to sue his employer for negligently causing him injury.

Dorrance was working at a switching location when he fell.  He alleged that the location's walkway was unsafe due to large rocks and debris and no lighting.  He also argued that his employer violated Oregon railroad walkway safety standards . . .

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April 20, 2016

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