Railroad Law

Pittsburgh Lawyers for Railroad Work Accident Victims

Don’t Trust a Workers’ Comp Lawyer with the Complex Facets of Railroad Law—Speak to Our Experienced Team Instead.

Railroad workers were the first in the country to be guaranteed recompense for on-the-job accidents. Before a general workers’ compensation law was passed in America, the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA) was created in recognition of the high number of severe injuries railroad workers could acquire due to an employer’s negligence. Railroads do not have a financial interest in informing workers of the full range of benefits and options that may be available under the act. They do not want you to know that, even if you are receiving limited occupational disability benefits after an accident, you may be eligible for additional payments or Railroad Retirement Board benefits.

At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we have worked with railroad employees across the state, along the Eastern Seaboard, and throughout the nation. For decades, we have made helping injured workers a priority, and our Pittsburgh railroad lawyers can bring knowledge, experience and a commitment to success to your side.

Know Your Rights Under Railroad Law

If you don't take the initiative to pursue and protect your rights, you may not receive the full benefits to which you are entitled. An employer is unlikely to start a process that can cost them money and could cause scrutiny of their operations. It will be up to you to file a claim for compensation and follow up as much as needed.

However, we understand this can be a taxing process, especially if you are badly injured. Our lawyers can educate, advise, and represent you against your employer and their insurer. With our help, you may be able to receive larger disability benefits and more resources for yourself and your family. Our office works with railroad workers who have suffered a range of illnesses and injuries as well as the families of wrongful death victims in cases involving:

We have decades of experience working with railroaders throughout the United States. We know how to pursue claims under FELA, and we are proud to have established a proven record of success and service with previous clients.

Consult with a Pittsburgh Railroad Law Attorney

Timely action can be a vital component in workplace injury cases, and if you wait too long to talk with an attorney, you may lose some of the rights and options available to you. We can help you determine if you are eligible to file a claim—even if you’re all the way across the country.

To discuss your options and consult with a legal professional, contact our office online or by phone at (844) 383-0565.

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  • “My experience with Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. was exceptional. From the first day that I contacted them, I knew I made the right choice. Their entire team is very knowledgeable and guides you ...”

    - Kelly Weber
  • “Thank you all for the work you have done for my case! I really appreciate attorneys like you all!”

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    - Joyce
  • “Thank you for all your hard work and understanding - You made a tragic accident a little easier to deal with. I appreciate all you have done. And for all the time and patience spent talking to me. God ...”

    - Alberta
  • “This is an extremely long process, but I'm eternally grateful for this law firm and all the attorneys and other staff for their hard work on my behalf,thank you Robert Peirce & Associates, especially ...”

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The Representation You Work With Matters

Featured Case Results & Recent Victories 
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  • Industrial Accident $7,500,000

    A 56-year-old man lost an arm and a leg but made an amazing recovery.

  • Oil & Gas Workers $6,000,000

    A national oil fracking company systemically failed to pay its workers overtime.

  • Industrial Accident $1,200,000

    A 45-year-old man was trapped in a piece of industrial equipment and died.

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    A 9 and 10-year-old suffered brain damage and IQ loss as a result of exposure to lead-based paint.

  • Semi Tractor-Trailer Collision $1,000,000

    Represented plaintiff in a semi tractor-trailer collision

  • Hospital Liability $900,000

    Settlement in hospital liability case on behalf of a 90-year-old woman.

  • Railroad Accident $850,000

    Settlement for a railroad worker suffering foot amputation.

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    A 75-year-old man suffered cardiac arrest while undergoing cataract surgery.

  • Sexual Assault $800,000

    A bus driver assaulted the plaintiffs while they were on the bus.


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