Written by our personal injury lawyer in Charlottesville

Railroad employees are finally granted some protection by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The FRA has set out an interpretation of its regulations for employee harassment and intimidation when the employees are injured on the job. The FRA interpretation focuses on situations where a supervisor (official) tries to accompany an injured employee into an examination room following an injury. The FRA has interpreted that the accompanying of an injured employee by a supervisor is considered harassment and intimidation in violation of Section 225.33(a)(1).

There are two exceptions: 1) If the injured employee offers an invitation for the supervisor to enter the room, and this is done without coercion, duress, or intimidation, then that is not considered harassment. 2) If the injured employee is unconscious and otherwise unable to effectively communicate material information to the doctor and the supervisor is offering information needed by the doctor, that is not considered harassment.

For those employees who wish to look at the full Rule, 49 C.F.R. 225 can be found at the link below http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/49cfr225_03.html.

Our person injury lawyer in Charlottesville offers this to railroad employees in order that they might combat the harassment and intimidation of injured railroad employees which has taken place over the years. FELA lawyers, such as Eddie Wilson, have fought alongside the unions for years to stop the harassment and intimidation by supervisors of injured employees.

Railroad workers can collect for injuries.

Contact our experienced railroad injury lawyer at the law firm of Wilson & Hajek.

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