UPR sued following worker’s injury

David Yates Jun. 10, 2013, 6:14pm

While employed by Union Pacific Railroad, Freddie Jones Jr., a Louisiana resident at the time, suffered an on the job injury last August.

On June 3 Jones filed suit against UPR in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 28, 2012, Jones was performing unspecified duties for the defendant when he was somehow injured. 

The suit fails to state what Jones was doing at the time of the incident or even where or how the incident occurred.

In fact, the suit fails to assert a single act of negligence allegedly committed by UPR, other than the railroad failed to provide Jones with a safe workplace.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages.

Attorney Rodney Steinburg of the Houston law firm Steinburg, Herzik & Prieto represents the plaintiff.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E194-407

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