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What Makes An Injury Reportable to the FRA?

When a railroad employee is injured at work, the law usually requires the railroad to report that injury to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The rules for reporting are set forth at 49 C.F.R. Section 225.19(d). Each death, injury, or occupa… Read More
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Another example of why to promptly report your injury at work

It is crucial for railroad employees to immediately report their injuries at work. A recent case illustrates why this is so important. I represent an individual who injured his lower back when his co-worker unexpectedly dropped a heavy load they were… Read More
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FRA Study Confirms Dangers of Walking on Ballast

The findings of a study released earlier this month by the Federal Railroad Administration will come as no surprise to most railroad employees — walking on mainline ballast can cause muscle fatigue and increased stress on your joints. The study, a… Read More
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The dangers of working light duty (Part 2)

A railroad may offer a worker light duty as soon as an injury occurs at work. By keeping the employee on the payroll, the railroad avoids the need to report a lost time incident to the Federal Railroad Administration. This practice can be very danger… Read More
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