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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).

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

You are a phenomenal attorney.

You are a phenomenal attorney. I wanted to thank you for doing such a great job regarding this case. I have a new love for law and all that it includes. Thank you for one of the best experiences of my life.

I want to thank you for your excellent representation.

As unpleasant as the matter was, I truly enjoyed working with you and felt very well represented throughout. If I should be aware of someone in need of employment law advice, I will be certain to recommend you.

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.

My matter was handled and prosecuted above my expectations.

My matter was handled and prosecuted above my expectations and resulted in a positive outcome – other attorneys I contacted weren’t even interested in representing me. I would strongly recommend Sommers Schwartz and Mr. Watkins.

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!

Kenneth Watkins is very knowledgeable.

Being a healthcare professor myself, I was impressed to know that he was so well read and knew the medical jargon (terminology) when evaluating individual cases. I found him to be very professional, credible, and personable.

I recommend you without reservation.

I want to extend to both you and Tad a final thank you for your diligence in defending my case over the past several months. You put a great deal of time and energy into my defense, included me in the decision-making process, communicated with me regularly, and I am pleased with the outcome.

I was very happy with the service you and the firm provided.

You guys handled yourself in a very professional manner and were true advocates for me during this entire process. I am sure you know better than I, but you guys are not only attorneys but also psychologists. You and your firm will always be in my good graces and I will certainly refer anyone that needs your help.

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