What to do if you are injured on the railroad:
Fill out an accident/injury report and keep a copy.
- Note defective equipment or hazardous conditions on your report as well as whether the conduct of another person contributed to the incident.
- List all eyewitness on your report and phone numbers of witnesses.
- Take photos of the scene if possible.
See your doctor about any problems you have related to the incident. Do not get treatment from a railroad doctor.
Do not give a written or recorded statement to a claims agent or sign anything.
Tell your union representative about your injury.
Keep records of lost wages and other expenses.
Call Schlichter Bogard & Denton for free advice: 1-800-873-5297.
Most railroad injuries are preventable. With thorough investigation and skillful trial preparation, and using a team of knowledgeable investigators who themselves have decades of experience as railroad workers, we position every railroad injury case we handle for success.
We understand the concerns of injured railroad employees, including fear of discipline and loss of the ability to provide economic support to family members. Our team is particularly sensitive to these concerns, and we have extensive experience helping injured railroad employees address them.
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