Claims

| Legal Results

Patrick S. O’Brien has achieved countless favorable trial verdicts and settlements over the last thirty years on behalf of his clients. The following list is a sample of some of the outstanding results Pat has obtained for his clients over the years.

(Note: Past results cannot guarantee future results since each case is different and has to be judged on its own merits.)

| Traumatic Injury Claims

  • $9.33 Million VERDICT (KY):

    Trainman employee sustained traumatic below knee amputation and crush injuries in switching incident.

  • $3 Million VERDICT (KY):

    Engineer who suffered severe back injury in trainyard.

  • $1.52 Million VERDICT (MO):

    Maintenance of Way employee with multiple crushed hand injuries.

  • $1.1 Million SETTLEMENT (MO):

    Electrician employee traumatic injuries to wrists and knees.

  • $800,000 VERDICT (TN):

    Carman employee injured back lifting an EOT device.

  • $750,000 SETTLEMENT (IL):

    Conductor employee injured knee due to yard conditions.

  • $720,000 SETTLEMENT (WV):

    Machinist employee traumatic back injury, case settled during trial.

  • $671,000 VERDICT (FL):

    Service Attendant employee soft-tissue neck injuries in an on-duty vehicular accident.

  • $637,500 SETTLEMENT (MO):

    Carman employee injured back and knee from slip and fall at auto plant.

  • $675,000 VERDICT (IL):

    Coach Cleaner employee injured back from slip and fall in railcar.

  • $675,000 VERDICT (TN):

    Coach Cleaner employee injured back from slip and fall in railcar.

  • $591,000 VERDICT (WV):

    Machine Operator with neck injury due to defective seat

  • $335,000 SETTLEMENT (MO):

    Conductor with ankle injury due to a fall on engine.

  • $150,000 SETTLEMENT (KY):

    Conductor injured shoulder on broken angle cock, in service

| Cumulative Trauma Injury Cases

$360,000 SETTLEMENT (MO):

Engineer employee cumulative trauma neck and carpal tunnel injuries.

$250,000 SETTLEMENT (OK):

Conductor employee cumulative trauma back injuries.

$250,000 SETTLEMENT (KS):

Conductor employee cumulative trauma back and knee injuries.

$200,000 SETTLEMENT (TN):

Engineer employee cumulative trauma neck injuries.

$150,000 SETTLEMENT (IN):

Conductor with cumulative trauma arm and knee injuries

| Occupational Exposure Claims

$3,250,000 VERDICT (TN):

Carman employee brain cancer due to occupational exposures.

$650,000 SETTLEMENT (MO):

Conductor with asbestos-related cancer due to occupational exposures.

$595,000 SETTLEMENT (IL):

Conductor with metastatic kidney cancer due to occupational exposures.

$575,000 SETTLEMENT (TN):

Electrician employee brain cancer due to occupational exposures.

$330,000 SETTLEMENT (AL):

Carman employee brain cancer due to occupational exposures.

$317,000 SETTLEMENT (PA):

Conductor with brain and kidney cancer due to occupational exposures

$285,000 SETTLEMENT (OH):

Track employee with multiple myeloma due to occupational exposures.

$250,000 SETTLEMENT (KY):

Engineer employee with cancer due to occupational exposures.

$250,000 SETTLEMENT (PA):

Electrician with brain cancer due to occupational exposures.

$185,000 SETTLEMENT (IN):

Engineer employee with cancer due to occupational exposures.

$175,000 SETTLEMENT (TN):

Welder/Machinist with AML due to occupational exposures

$148,500 SETTLEMENT (MI):

Engineer with COPD caused by occupational exposures.

| Railroad Van Accident Claims

$1,100,000 SETTLEMENT (IN):

Conductor with multiple lower extremity surgeries from van accident

$850,000 SETTLEMENT (MO):

Conductor employee multiple orthopedic injuries from a low-speed railroad van accident.

$775,000 SETTLEMENT (OH):

Engineer who sustained a shoulder injury in a van accident.

| Non-Railroad Personal Injury Claims

$1.5 Million SETTLEMENT (MO):

Wrongful death of man engulfed in a grain elevator.

$680,000 SETTLEMENT (OH):

Woman injured in a trucking accident.

| Awards and Accreditations

5 Star Rated

He has consistently received a 5.0 out of 5, the highest possible rating for professional ethics and legal ability awarded by the organization's peer review rating system.

AV® Preeminent™

Patrick S. O’Brien has been designated an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell annually since 1995.

Best Lawyer & Best Law Firm

He is also proud to have been selected a “Best Lawyer” in America for Railroad Law in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. His Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien, LLC has been selected as a “Best Law Firm” in America in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Avvo

Patrick is proud to have attained a 10.0 (superb) rating from Avvo.com.