If you work for the railroad, don’t overlook the little things. There are a lot of minor details about an injury that happens while you’re on the clock that could make a big difference in your ability recover compensation—and it’s just not always clear what matter and what doesn’t if you haven’t talked with an attorney or gotten informed about how these kinds of cases work.
“Little Details” Can Make or Break Injury Cases for Railroad Workers Who Have Been Hurt on the Job
There are always the big questions of what happened and why, but you may not be aware that other details of your case could have a big impact on its success or failure, including details like:
- When it happened
- Who was there
- What industry regulations are in place
- How you spoke with the adjuster or company representatives
- What you wrote down in the incident report or said to your supervisors at the time
When you file a claim to hold the railroad responsible for your medical bills and other expenses, you may quickly find out that these kinds of details can matter a lot. The railroad and its insurance company don’t want to have to pay the maximum cost of an injury to every worker who gets hurt, so the goal is usually to minimize claims of injury—often by trotting out the smallest details and using them against the worker.
Small details matter in a railroad injury case, but it isn’t always easy to understand why, take action, or get the help you need to protect yourself and your family after you’ve been hurt. If you have any questions about your rights or how to get started, request a free copy of our book, The Insider’s Guide to Winning Your Railroad Injury Case, or contact our law office directly at 877-724-7800.