Q: If a Railroad offers me cash advances or light duty, should I accept it?
A: There is no answer that applies to everyone. Sometimes we recommend that you do it, other times it would be a great mistake. Remember that the railroad does not do anything for its injured employees out of the goodness of its heart - it does so because it thinks it can save money on your claim. So be really careful with this decision. I encourage you to call John Harris right away, and I can give you advice without any charge or obligation. This is particularly true if the railroad claim agent wants something in return - like a recorded statement from you, or to go to their doctor, or to use their "rehabilitation" service, etc. Many of these things are traps that you must avoid. Once again, call!