About Injury & Negligence Lawyer Patrick S. O’Brien

| St. Louis Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Personal injury law includes those who claim to have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence, recklessness, carelessness or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency or other entity.

The Law Offices of Patrick S. O’Brien specialize in the following types of personal injury cases:

Auto accidents

Trucking accidents

Occupational Injuries (including but not limited to asbestos, solvents and toxic fume exposure)

Slip and fall accidents

Product liability

Premise liability

Wrongful death

FELA was enacted by Congress in 1908 to provide benefits for railroad workers injured during the course of their employment. In the words of Supreme Court Justice William Douglas, “The Federal Employers’ Liability Act was designed to put on the railroad industry some of the costs of the legs, arms, eyes, and lives which it consumed in its operation. Not all of these costs were imposed, for the Act did not make the employer an insurer. The liability which it imposed was the liability for negligence. ”Initially, the law was stacked in favor of the railroad.  By 1939, amendments to the Act leveled the playing field and provided proper protection to railroad workers. Despite efforts of the railroads to amend or repeal the act, the FELA is still the exclusive remedy for railroad workers injured on the job.

Our Office Works on a Contingency Fee Basis

which means you do not pay us unless your personal injury case is successful. We receive a percentage of your settlement, award or verdict. That percentage is determined by the state in which the personal injury case has been or could be filed. Please keep in mind that if your case is not filed within the state required time, you will not be eligible to receive compensation. If you have suffered an injury as a result of the negligence, recklessness, carelessness or wrongdoing of another, please contact us for your free consultation.

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| 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.


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