The Youngdahl Law Firm, P.C.

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Important Information for Railroaders

1) Do not let the railroad pressure you into reporting facts that are not accurate or true

2) Do not blame yourself where you are not to blame

3) Be as specific as possible in identifying the unsafe condition(s) that caused the accident

4) Name witnesses where possible

5) List all affected body parts

6) Accurately describe how the accident occurred

7) Less is more

8) Beware: Some questions are trick questions

8 Cardinal Rules For the Injured Railroad Worker

1) Take photographs of hazardous conditions and defective equipment if possible

2) Report your injury to your supervisor

3) Request immediate medical attention

4) Call your Local Chairman and The Youngdahl Law Firm for assistance completing the Accident Report

    and dealing with railroad officials

5) Complete a written Accident Report

6) Do not give a recorded statement

7) Do not sign a Medical Authorization for release of records

What to do if you are injured

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Phone:  866.996.0750

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