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KCSR settles injury suit

By David Yates | Dec 10, 2013

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Kansas City Southern Railway Co. recently settled a personal injury lawsuit.

As previously reported, on Aug. 24, 2012, railroad worker Jerrod Mattox filed suit against his employer, KCSR, in Jefferson County District Court for a knee injury he suffered while on the job.

Court records show that on Oct. 25 the parties filed an agreed motion to dismiss, stating that the plaintiff’s claims have been resolved and the matter has been settled in its entirety.

On Nov. 1, Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, issued an order of dismissal, dismissing the railroad with prejudice.

According to the lawsuit, on June 15, 2012, Mattox was attempting to align a dangerous railroad switch, while in the course and scope of his employment with KCSR, when he injured his left knee and other parts of his body.

His injury was aggravated by dangerous footing conditions in the workplace, the suit states.

The suit accused KCSR of negligently failing to provide Mattox with a safe workplace and sufficient manpower, and also failed to adequately train and supervise him.

Seeking more than $50,000 in damages, the plaintiff was suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Attorney Jerry Easley of the Pearland represents him.

Germer attorney Toby Nash represents KCSR.

Case No. A192-941

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