Sample Letter Explaining Railroad Worker Injuries and the FELA

Dear Medical Provider:

I was injured while working for a railroad. My profession is one of a very few that are not covered by any state workers_ compensation laws. Railroaders work under a federal law called the Federal Employers_ Liability Act (FELA). This law differs significantly from state workers_ compensation laws. Because of these differences, the railroad has no right to talk to my treating physician, have access to my medical records, or to be in the examining room while I am being treated. My medical bills will be paid by my group health insurance policy. The railroad might process these bills for convenience but without express written approval from me, this does not, under the FELA, waive the doctor/patient privilege which I specifically ask you to respect and enforce.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the law offices of Yaeger & Jungbauer Barristers, PLC at 651-288-9500, or 1-800-435-7888. Simply ask for one of the attorneys who will explain the FELA to you. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

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The FELA lawyers of Yaeger & Jungbauer Barristers, PLC invite you to contact their office for further discussion of this topic. This article is designed for general information only and should be considered neither formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer client relationship.