The first thing to do if you are injured at work is to receive prompt medical attention. Your health and safety should always be your main concern. As soon as possible after your injuries have been attended to, there are several steps you should take to preserve your rights.
- Tell your co-workers how and where you were injured. If possible, show them the unsafe condition that caused your injury.
- Fill out an accident report identifying the unsafe condition or equipment that caused your injury.
- Even if you received emergency treatment for your injuries, see your own doctor for follow-up treatment.
- Tell your doctor how you were injured. Be sure to tell your doctor about all of your injuries.
- Do not give a statement to a claim agent unless required by your Book of Rules or Union contract.
- Notify your union local chairman regarding your injury.
- Call our law firm for help making an informed decision about your injury.
The lawyers at HTAH have extensive experience working with railroad workers who have been injured on the job. Our trial attorneys work tirelessly for the victims of railroad negligence and have achieved numerous victories for their clients. If you or a loved one has been injured while working for the railroad, contact Harrington, Thompson, Acker & Harrington, Ltd. today to learn about the options available to you.