Norfolk Southern Railway Company Injury Report
The Norfolk Southern injury report is called a Form 22. It is important that the Form 22 be completed accurately and completely. Any information regarding the cause of the injury should be included.
The important sections of the Form 22 are:
Describe What Happened: In this section, it is important to list any defective equipment, unsafe conditions or other factors that may have caused or contributed to your injury. Do not include any extra information that is not relevant to the cause of your injury.
Do You Desire Medical Treatment At This Time: If you are experiencing any pain or discomfort as a result of the incident, you should seek medical care. Under the FRSA, the railroad cannot interfere in any way with your medical care. In addition, if requested, the railroad must take you to the closest appropriate medical facility. See here.
It is important to obtain a copy of your injury report. Refer to the report if questioned at a later time about the cause or nature of the injury.
By Matt Darby