Transportation Communications Union Adds Law Firm, Sommers Schwartz to Designated Counsel List

In January 2021, the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) named the railroad lawyers of Sommers Schwartz, P.C., as Designated Legal Counsel.

Railroad Attorneys Arvin J. Pearlman and Benjamin J. Wilensky

Members of the Transportation Communications Union (TCU) and its divisions, such as the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, can choose to work with the highly skilled railroad injury attorneys at Sommers Schwartz for any workplace injury claim, including those arising under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (FELA), as well as workplace disputes involving discrimination and retaliation.

FELA is the federal statute that gives injured railroad workers a means of recovery for an on-the-job accident. Unlike workers' compensation laws, FELA created a negligence cause of action that allows injured railroaders the right to obtain damages for full lost wages and pain and suffering.

The Transportation Communications Union was founded in 1899 and represents the interests of more than 46,000 railway employees. The TCU represents employees from across the industry, including accountants, auto technicians, carmen, clerks, computer programmers, government workers, inter-modal workers, on-board service workers, police officers, reservations agents, secretaries, skycaps, and redcaps, supervisors, transit workers, truck drivers, and yardmasters. 

Sommers Schwartz is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm consisting of the best and brightest attorneys in the industry. The firm's experienced and knowledgeable FELA lawyers have successfully represented many injured rail workers, getting them the compensation, they need and deserve after a serious workplace accident.

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Source: Sommers Schwartz, P.C.