Injuries happen on the railroad. An injured employee needs to be aware of his or her rights. At Wilson & Hajek, we are always available to advise rail workers on what to do if an injury has happened. Here are the key points to remember:
- Report your injury to your supervisor. If you delay, you may be fired for failing to report an injury
- Complete an accident report form if you are able to do so. If you are in too much pain or cannot think clearly, do not sign anything.
- When you complete the accident report form, be sure to list every way that the railroad was at fault. To recover under FELA, there must be some railroad fault or negligence.
- Don’t make any statements about the accident.
- Choose your own doctor.
- Contact an experienced railroad lawyer as soon as possible. You may not want to hire us right away, but you do want our legal advice.
If you follow these steps, you are protecting your rights as an injured railroad employee.
Francis Hajek has decades of experience working with injured railroad employees. Take advantage of that experience before the railroad takes advantage of you.
Railroad workers can collect for injuries. Contact the experienced railroad injury lawyers at the law firm of Wilson & Hajek.