Benjamin Lindsey


Claim Agent
Norfolk Southern Corp.

2003
Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science

Mr. Lindsey provides full life-cycle case management and analysis of liability claims within a geographic territory (NC & SC). He manages employee injury claims under the FELA 45 U.S.C. ยง 51 et seq. (1908) and contractor injuries under state workers compensation statutes. In addition, Lindsey is responsible for case evaluation and resolution plan. He also performs field investigations to include documenting and photographing scenes, taking statements, gathering documents, electronic discovery, preserving evidence, working with authorities, and completing thorough reports. Mr. Lindsey directly handles employee injuries, crossing accidents, occupational claims, large and small scale derailments, community outreach, property damage, trespasser accidents, emergency response, and any other liability exposures. He resolves cases by directly issuing settlements and releases with employees, contractors, customers, insurance companies, outside parties and plaintiff attorneys. As a Claim Agent, Lindsey actively directs outside counsel in litigation strategy, discovery, depositions, site inspections, expert reconstruction, mediation, structured settlements, and trial. He directly works with all company departments at all levels; Safety, Mechanical, Transportation, Engineering, Law, Public Safety and Environmental, Finance, Insurance, Sales, Real Estate and Government Affairs.

Education
  • AB, The University of Georgia 2003 Political Science
  • MBA, Mississippi State University 2011 General Business
Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Saltwater Kayak Fishing, Quail/Deer/Turkey Hunting, Watching UGA Athletics, and Running.

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

Taking POLS 4220 International Conflict in the Spring of 2003 from Dr. Nathan Busch and the world events during that time (lead up to the Iraq Invasion). The timing of the course and the events made it quite memorable and provided outstanding topics for discussion and study.

My Top Three Career Tips
  1. Internships, Fellowships, and Corporate training opportunities are extremely valuable resources for building a career. I didn’t take advantage of them coming out of undergrad, but did a few years post graduation and it made all the difference in my career.
  2. Don’t be afraid to travel or relocate for work. Some of my greatest memories post-graduation have come from both experiences and they have greatly benefited my career.
  3. Look beyond “traditional” employment opportunities for your degree, you’ll find there are many great careers that are frequently overlooked because they are not “9-5 or Monday-Friday”.
Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

UGA Alumni Association Charlotte, NC Chapter.

Favorite Athens Haunt & Getaway

Sons of Italy (the old location) and Achim’s Kbob (now KEBA). Sons of Italy was always great during baseball season and Kbobs were a meal staple during undergrad.

Recent Honors / Awards

2013 Honorable Mention Award from the American Association of Railroads General Claim Conference for Literary and Professional Merit stemming from the publication of a research paper entitled “Understanding Railroad Protective Liability Insurance and 23 CFR 646 Part A”.

A Quotable Quote About My Spia Experience

Solid experience that built the foundation for my career. We took road trips to the North Georgia Mountains to camp and trout fish in the Spring and drove to Boone, NC to ski during the winter.