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CSX Injury / Illness Report

Over the next several weeks, I am going to focus on the importance of properly completing an injury report. Failure to properly complete a Railroad’s injury report can seriously damage a potential FELA claim. I will start with the CSX Transportion, Inc.’s injury/ illness report.

The CSXT injury report is called a PI-1A. It is important that the PI-1A be completed accurately and completely. While it should be completed as soon as possible after the incident, it should not be completed when the injured persons is under duress, in severe pain or while heavily medicated. Any information regarding the cause of the injury should be included.

The important sections of the form are:

  • 25. Describe the incident: 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.

  • 29. Was anyone at fault?: In this section, it is important that you check “YES” if there was any defective equipment, unsafe condition or other factor that may have caused or contributed to your injury. For example, if the injury was caused by a defective switch, the person at fault would be those responsible for inspecting and maintaining the switch.

  • 30. Did defective tool or equipment cause incident?: In this section, it is important that you check “YES” if there was any defect in any tool or equipment that caused or contributed to your injury.

  • 31. Did the employee have a safe place in which to work?: In this section, it is important that you check “NO” if there was any aspect of your work environment that caused or contributed to your injury.

  • 32. Was the workplace adequately lighted?: In this section, it is important that you check “NO” if lack of adequate lighting caused or contributed to your injury.

It is important that you obtain and retain a copy of your completed report. You should refer to the report if you are questioned at a later time about the injury.

By Matt Darby

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