PHILADELPHIA — A train dispatcher is suing her employer, Norfolk Southern Corp. of Virginia, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries in a slip-and-fall incident.
Jenifer Wolfkill filed a complaint on June 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania against Norfolk Southern, alleging that the Virginia corporation failed to provide a reasonably safe workplace for the plaintiff.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she sustained serious physical injuries to her left upper extremity, arm, elbow and shoulder while walking through an icy or slippery parking lot. The plaintiff holds Norfolk Southern responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to warn the plaintiff of the hazardous condition of the parking lot.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount that exceeds the jurisdictional limits of the court, compensatory damages, interest and any further relief the court grants. She is represented by Samuel J. Rosenthal of Barish Rosenthal in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Case number 1:17-cv-01025-YK