Railroad Claim Agents Must Provide You Your Accident Report
Many railroad workers are not aware that a federal railroad regulation requires that railroads must provide you a copy of an accident report if you request it. The regulation is 49 CFR 225.25 (c) . Frankly, I have been faced with many claims agents who professed to not be aware that they are required to produce an accident report upon request of the worker. If they don't produce the accident report, the violation can be reported to a federal railroad inspector, and the FRA can issue a citation and fine the Railroad for failure to provide the report. Keep in mind, as I explain in another video, there is no legal requirement under the federal law called the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA), that any accident report actually be filed regarding an accident or occupational disease, but it is certainly a good idea to do so to document your accident.