Practice Areas

Personal Injury

Whether you have sustained injuries as a result of a car accident, a workplace injury, motorcycle accident, trucking accident, or suffered another severe or catastrophic injury, attorney Ryan Furniss has vast experience handling personal injury cases… Read More

Auto Accidents

After you have been injured in a car crash, you are worried about getting the right treatment, worried about how long it will take to get better, if ever, worried about whether you can work, and worried about whether you can support your family. The… Read More

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle drivers have unique obstacles to overcome after an accident, both medically and legally. Even if you were wearing a helmet, you may be experiencing signs of concussion / head trauma. It is important for you to follow up with a neurologist… Read More

Workplace Injuries

When you are injured at work, you expect that your employer will want to help take care of you and your family. However, your employer likely has an insurance company or third-party adjusters to limit your recovery. It is imperative that you talk to… Read More

Railroad Accidents

Prior to widespread state workers’ compensation laws, the U.S. Congress enacted the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) to protect the rights of railroad workers. FELA addresses injuries or death of railroad employees caused by — or… Read More

Employment Law

Attorney Ryan Furniss dedicates much of his practice to helping employees whose rights were violated by an employer, including by being denied fair wages or wrongfully terminated. The Furniss Law Firm takes employment law cases throughout the St. Lou… Read More

Wrongful Termination / Discrimination

In many states and unless you have a contract stating otherwise, an employer can terminate you for ANY reason or no reason at all. However, if you are fired because of unlawful discrimination, harassment, or in retaliation for advocating for your pro… Read More

Minimum Wage and Overtime

An employer is required to pay you the legally mandated minimum wage and/or overtime pay. While there are several exemptions from this general rule, many employers either intentionally deprive employees of their guaranteed pay rates or unintentionall… Read More

Railroad Harassment, Retaliation and Discrimination

There are several laws that protect Railroad employees from harassment, retaliation and discrimination. One of those laws is the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA) passed by Congress to protect railroad workers and employees of railroad contractors and s… Read More

Railroad Contractors

Railroads often hire contractors to perform railroad related work. In certain circumstances, even though your paycheck comes from another company, you may be considered a railroad employee or covered by laws that protect railroad workers, including t… Read More

Workers' Compensation Retaliation

It is an unfortunate situation when you are injured at work. Not only are you dealing with your injury and medical care, but often you are missing work also. If you have been injured at work, St. Louis attorney Ryan Furniss works with workers’ comp… Read More

United States Federal Government Employee Discrimination

Federal Government Employees have a vastly different procedure to follow for claims of job discrimination and retaliation. The initial process may seem simple and less adverse as your initial complaints are handled within the agency itself. As a resu… Read More

Tortious Interference with a Contract / Business Expectancy

Individuals and small businesses typically face disadvantages in negotiating contracts or employment. On top of that, they face constant competition which, when fair, is healthy for a capitalist society. However, what happens when a company goes too… Read More