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Federal Court of Appeals limits FRSA Medical Treatment Provision

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals held recently that the provision of the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA) prohibiting railroads from disciplining employees “for following orders or a treatment plan of a treating physician” applies only to… Read More
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What is the railroad afraid of?

A railroad conductor recently sought my help when he was asked to give a witness statement by the railroad’s claim department.  He was working with an engineer who suffered an injury and later brought a claim against the railroad under the FELA. … Read More
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Why the FRSA works

Railroads have a long history of trying to intimidate their employees so workplace injuries are not reported and legitimate FELA claims are not pursued.  Employees that file claims are quickly the target of threats and discipline for being … Read More
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FRSA – Protection against retaliation

The Federal Rail Safety Act (“FRSA”) was recently amended to give railroad employees a remedy when they are retaliated against for reporting on-the-job injuries.  The provisions of this law have the potential to change the entire culture of the… Read More
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