Clients say it best

I want to thank you again for what you have done for my family...


Year after year, we deliver unmatched results.


We are always looking for people who will add to our continuing success.

Railroad Worker Injury

FELA & FRSA Lawyers

Unlike other workers, railroaders who suffer job-related injuries or employment issues are protected by specific laws known as the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) and the Federal Rail Safety Act (FRSA).

Learn More

On-The-Job Railroader Injuries

Railroad workers face dangerous situations every day, and long-term exposure to chemicals and the progression of chronic medical conditions are real risks. When injured railroaders are injured or killed on the job, we help them recover the compensation they deserve.

Learn More

Railroader Employment Issues

When safety concerns put passengers, the public, and others at risk, railroaders are in the best position to spot the danger and report it. Unfortunately, railroad companies sometimes retaliate or discriminate against rail workers for raising safety concerns, jeopardizing their jobs and income.

Learn More

Meet the Attorneys

who fight for the rights of railroad workers and their families.

Arvin Pearlman  Ben Wilensky

If you’re a railroad worker with job-related injuries or employment issues, you need a railroad work injury lawyer skilled and experienced in the specific laws that protect you.

As a railroader, many of your rights are governed by laws that don’t apply to other people. And when your rights are violated, you don’t want just any injury lawyer to represent you – you need an attorney devoted to handling railroader lawsuits.

Backed by a team of nurses, paralegals, and experts, the FELA and FRSA lawyers at Sommers Schwartz have decades of experience in the courtroom and the negotiating table, with an impressive track record of verdicts and settlements for railroader clients. When your health or your livelihood is on the line, we are the first and only phone call you need to make.

“Arvin Pearlman was the first and only attorney that we consulted and could not be happier that we chose him to represent us. I truly realized that Arvin had me and my family’s best interest at heart. Once we made it to trial, all we kept thinking was how glad we were that he was on our side.”

A Trusted Authority

Our attorneys have been featured on local and national media outlets, including:


I’m so appreciative.

You and your team handled everything so professionally and have been so personable and compassionate. In particular, your paralegal was wonderful to me, showed me and others such empathy, and made everything so smooth. I will be happy to recommend your firm to anyone who needs legal help.

I want to express my sincere thanks to you.

I want to express my sincere thanks to you for getting justice for my son and restoring my hope in humanity. After his death, I labored for over one-and-a-half years to find an attorney to file the case. I am grateful to you and your firm for your unwavering belief in this case.

Your firm has tremendous skill and ethics.

Over the years I have referred cases to your firm in general and to Norm specifically knowing that the client would be handled with care and competence. I have always found that to be the case.

I felt from the beginning that my best interests at were always at heart.

I felt that within a short period of time, they fully understood my case, and advised me as to the best possible courses to take with the best possible outcomes.

There is no one that will harder than attorney Jason Thompson.

There is no one that will harder than attorney Jason Thompson. He and his staff will work with you to make sure they get the best settlement possible.

Mr. Watkins is an excellent attorney.

Mr. Watkins is an excellent attorney and we appreciate all his efforts to resolve our case! Thank you so very much for all you and your team did!

My sincere thanks for a great job!

My sincere thanks for a great job! I know a lot of attorneys wouldn’t have touched this case or handled it in such a professional manor. Once again, thank you!

Our attorney was tough, very professional, and knew his stuff!

Our case was very difficult and challenging and therefore was very time-consuming. Each step of the way, Matt explained what was going on and what I could expect, and he always kept in contact through emails or phone calls. Matt is sincere, kind, and compassionate – he has become more than just our attorney. He is more like family!

You and your entire staff were very professional.

You were committed to customer satisfaction and it showed through your leadership. Your insightfulness, experience and performance, provided me with much support and confidence. Thank you!

Our Clients Say It Best

40 5-star reviews on Google