Do railroads hire surveillance teams to videotape injured workers?
Yes. Even in cases where the injured worker is cooperating in every way with the company, the railroad often hires these “spies.” Private investigators have been known to stake out workers at their homes, go into restaurants and sit next to workers and their families, or follow workers into stores in order to take footage to prove the worker is not really injured. If you have been hurt, only do those tasks that your doctor has approved for you. Always assume that the railroad is watching.