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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 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.

Do you want the best? Hire Matt Curtis.

I was referred to Matt Curtis by an attorney’s office in the city where I live. From the first telephone conversation with Matt and his team, I felt confident I didn’t need to look any further for an attorney.

I couldn’t have asked for better representation and counsel.

Thank you to Tad for representing me on my severance agreement. The entire negotiation was handled efficiently and in an extremely professional manner. I also really appreciated that Tad was transparent about the process and timelines, as well as that he was willing to discuss strategy with me.

I appreciate the team effort provided.

I would like you gentlemen to know that for those of us that have been violated and need legal assistance, we must often wait for justice in quiet desperation. As such, the words I used above “confidence and comfort” came only from you and your team.

Your advice and guidance were spot on.

I was not sure what to expect and was worried about the out come. Throughout the process you both demonstrated understanding for the emotional roller coaster your clients were going through, keeping us on track.

I was very satisfied with your approach.

I was very satisfied with Mr. Swanson’s approach toward this matter, in particular his desire to understand the details and the relevant context, which allowed him to define the proper strategy, emphasize the right items and expedite the entire process.

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.

Words from a Grateful Client

I wanted to thank you for your assistance in my overtime hours situation Your expertise and professionalism were excellent. Thanks again for everything!

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!

Our Clients Say It Best

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