FELA / Railroad & Train Injury

SOUTH CAROLINA FELA ATTORNEYS

The rail industry has long been considered one of the most dangerous industries our country. Due to its high-risk nature, Congress passed the Federal Employers’ Liability Act that requires the rail industry to provide workers with a reasonably safe place to work, and if a railroader is injured or killed, compensate them for lost earnings, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, and mental suffering. Our seasoned South Carolina FELA attorneys have the experience and resources to navigate the complexities of these cases and fight relentlessly on your behalf.

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Settlement
$6 Million

Settlement for Injured Railroad Worker

After a railroad carman suffered on-the-job injuries including multiple orthopedic and nerve injuries, ocular trauma, and a concussion we secured this pre-suit settlement.

Settlement
$1.5 Million

Settlement for Products Liability / FELA

A railroad worker who had worked in and out of roundhouses had been exposed to high levels of asbestos throughout his career. As a result, he contracted Mesothelioma, a cancer caused only by exposure to asbestos.

Settlement
$1 Million

Settlement for Products Liability / FELA

This case was brought against the railroad in Butler County, Ohio, for a client who contracted Mesothelioma after working around asbestos. The client worked as a conductor for three months and was exposed to asbestos on the steam locomotives used by the railroad.

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FELA / Railroad & Train Injury Related Practice Areas
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We had the opportunity to work alongside Yarborough Applegate on a complex catastrophic injury case where our client was paralyzed. It was truly like working with the masters in their field, watching them transform a good case into a multi-million-dollar settlement for a very deserving client and her family. Law Office of John Redmann, New Orleans, LA Edward Moreno
Trial Lawyer David Lail is a born litigator and one of the best that I have ever seen in 37 years of practicing law. I have associated with him and the Yarborough and Applegate Firm on multiple occasions with outstanding results and very satisfied and happy clients. Excellence is David’s minimum standard. David has obtained verdicts and his firm has obtained settlement amounts that most lawyers hope for in their dreams! Just as important, he and his firm are all very nice people. Trial Lawyer Carl B. Grant
My law firm has been fortunate to co-counsel with Yarborough Applegate on several large wrongful death and personal injury cases. Due to the size and complexity of the cases, I would’ve been unable to handle such large cases on my own since I was a growing personal injury firm with a small staff. Since our first case together, Liam Duffy and the Yarborough Applegate team have worked with me every step of the way, allowed me to learn from their experience, and have handled every deposition, motion, and issue tactically. They have the experience, skill, man-power, professionalism, and war chest to go toe-to-toe with the largest corporations in the world. David W. Martin Law Group, Rock Hill, SC David Martin
It was my firm's pleasure to have Yarborough, Applegate Attorneys at Law and specifically David Lail, Esq. serve as co-counsel. Their firm's and Attorney Lail's professionalism and knowledge were very instrumental in obtaining great results for my client. I look forward to associating their firm in the future." Attorney, Maree Law Firm, P.A., Walterboro, SC Gerald A. Maree
There are not words to express how phenomenal this law firm is. We had a long, complicated case and the attorneys of Yarborough Applegate won a life changing settlement for our family. They were extremely accessible to us any time we had questions and kept us informed every step of the way. On top of their knowledge and expertise, we felt they were truly personally invested in our family. In fact, they have continued to stay in touch with us after settling the case. Highly recommend! Shelly P.
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Workplace Injury Liability Beyond a Worker’s Compensation Claim: What Injured Workers Need to Know

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Our attorneys are well-versed in premises liability cases and committed to holding property owners and businesses accountable for their negligence in unsafe conditions.

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High Energy Hazards: What You Need to Know About Electrocution Injuries

Our attorneys know electrocution injury cases. We are advocates for workers and their families after they have encountered the unthinkable, fighting for the recognition and compensation they deserve following a catastrophic workplace injury. 

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A Community United Against Drunk Driving: Yarborough Applegate Participates in MADD SC 2024 Law Enforcement Recognition Dinner

We were honored to once again participate in the annual dinner and present this year’s Dram Shop Justice Award to a deserving member of law enforcement. 

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