If you are injured while working on the railroad, here is what you SHOULD do:
1. Obtain the very best medical care that you can through your own doctors.
2. Contact legal counsel and union officials for additional guidance.
3. Write down names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone
who witnessed the accident or knows about the work conditions.
4. Be sure the accident has been reported to the railroad and union.
5. Keep records of any out-of-pocket expenses due to the accident.
6. If you have a disability insurance policy, contact
the insurance company to begin receiving payments.
7. Apply to the Railroad Retirement Board for sickness benefits.
If you are injured while working on the railroad, here is what you SHOULD NOT do:
1. Do not give a recorded or written statement to a claim agent or anyone else until you have had an opportunity to discuss the matter with your FELA lawyer or union officials.
2. Do not sign a medical release of information to the railroad
without first getting legal advice.