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Exclusive Remedy Bars Worker's Claim Against Property Owner for Rail Car Accident

Thursday, January 27, 2022 | 0

A Texas appellate court upheld summary judgment dismissing a worker’s claim against a property owner as barred by the exclusive remedy provision of the state Workers’ Compensation Act. Juan Reyes worked for S&B Engineers and Constructors Ltd. as a welder. He worked at a facility in Deer Park that was owned and operated by Lubrizol Corp. Reyes allegedly suffered injuries as a result of two Lubrizol employees negligently crashing a rail car into an automobile Reyes was driving. Reyes filed suit against Lubrizol, asserting it was vicariously liable for the acts of the rail car ...

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