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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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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!

For five and one-half years you never tossed in the towel.

The very fact that you maintained and were able to share a belief in my unique circumstances was remarkable along with your stellar professionalism. You delivered and you have my deepest appreciation for your efforts.

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!

They are an awesome team and I would recommend them and their firm to anyone.

I contacted Sommers Schwartz to join a class action suit. Kevin Stoops and his assistant Veronica Stewart took my case and walked me through all the documents that I had to sign, explained everything to me, and won my case!

Thank you for your assistance.

Thank you for your assistance which certainly contributed to the favorable outcome of my PIP. Although I hope the future does not require your services, I will certainly not hesitate to contact you.

Sommers Schwartz provides top-tier work.

having much experience in the legal field, both as employee and litigant, the law firm of Sommers & Schwartz provides top-tier work, accountability and masterful legal counsel. Whatever the issue, Sommers & Schwartz will efficiently and quickly achieve the best possible resolution.

Ken Watkins and his staff did a wonderful job

Ken Watkins and his staff did a wonderful job and were very understanding of my sensitive situation.

I will recommend you and your firm’s services to my friends and family.

Dan, I was very satisfied with the services you and Tad provided to me. The most important item for me was you both responded to my questions and inquiries quickly. I appreciated that aspect of your service.

Our Clients Say It Best

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