Occupational Disease Lawyer in San Diego

Are you a current or former railroad worker? Have you suffered an illness or been diagnosed with an occupational disease and are not sure what to do next? Are you unsure if your employer could have prevented your diagnosis? Recent information is being kept a secret from railroad workers. “Employers” don’t want you to know that we can protect you under the (FELA) Federal Employees Liability Act. If a doctor diagnosed you with a life-changing illness, we here at The Mitchell Firm want to let you in on the secret: You deserve justice for what “Employers” has exposed you to, and we are here to help.

What is (FELA)?

The Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), 45 U.S.C. § 51 et seq. (1908), is a United States federal law that protects and compensates injured railroaders. It is not to be confused with workers’ compensation as the rules apply differently.

Under the Federal Employers’ Liability Act (or FELA), an employee can now sue a railroad company whose injury or the railroad’s negligence causes illness. You may recover compensation for:

  • costs of chemotherapy
  • surgery 
  • radiation therapy
  • lost income 
  • loss of earning power

Unlike workers’ compensation claims, FELA allows you, the railroad worker, to seek damages for pain and suffering. In addition to compensation, your surviving family members can also bring a wrongful death case against the railroad company for any loved ones who have passed.

How DO I know If I am protected under FELA?

The Mitchell Firm can give you answers if you are unsure if you are protected under FELA. If your employer was negligent, it is our job to find out how. That is the only way you can utilize the benefits you are entitled to, is to contact us today. When we can show the courts that your employer was negligent to your safety, we have already won. You are protected if the employer’s role has affected your well-being. Leave it up to us, and we will provide you with the research on a case by case basis. Our team will shower you with the knowledge that will take your breath away. We’re the experts. When all the professional jargon gets in the way of understanding HOW you are protected, we show you exactly why you are.

Examples of Railroad Worker:

  • Conductors
  • Engineers
  • Mechanics
  • Track department
  • Switchman
  • Pipefitter
  • Boilermakers
  • Machinists

No job or title is too small or too big for you to qualify. If you were working as a railroad worker and diagnosed with an illness, you might be eligible for compensation, and Employers don’t want you to know that.

The Mitchell Firm caters to Occupational Diseases that have put the everyday railroad worker on a track that disables the person as a whole, which doesn't account for the effect it has had on family members and the financial ability to pay for such medical expenses. Our dedicated team will provide you with the compensation you deserve. We believe in the power of humanity and strive to receive justice on your behalf. If you are a railroad worker diagnosed with:

Blood and Bone Marrow Diseases

  • (A.M.L.) Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • (M.D.S.) Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • (ALL) Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • (CLL) Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma


  • Lung
  • Kidney
  • Bladder
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Stomach
  • Throat

We want to speak to you today to discuss how we can help you and your family.

The last thing you expect to happen when you go to work is to come home and find out that you now have to recover from these life-altering illnesses and diseases. We understand what it is like to be the primary provider for your family and be told by your medical team that you need to stop working.

  • Can you give me a few examples?
  • Have you been injured while using a sub-standard piece of equipment? COVERED
  • What if an employee gets hurt because another person attacks him, and the employer did not provide proper protection? COVERED
  • What if a train or other vehicle hit a railroad employee and the conductor did not provide sufficient warning? COVERED
  • How about if an object falls on me while I am working? COVERED
  • What about a toxic chemical that leaks while I am at work, and I get injured? COVERED

There are multiple other ways that you, the railroad employee, are covered by FELA. The Mitchell Firm takes you and your injury seriously and would like to discuss with you to see if your situation is covered. What would that look like for you, when we tell you that you are? Especially if Employers keep telling you that you aren't.

If we can change the life of ONE person, we have made a difference and our job is done. Yes, ONE person. We believe in the domino effect, in that one person can change the world. One person, One story, is all it takes to change the lives of millions and it is our mission to be the voices for those that have remained silent. We will speak on your behalf, against the largest corporations, as their power is no competition for our lack of fear. At the Mitchell Firm, our team understands how important your story is, and we will remain dedicated to protecting you and your family until justice is served. You matter. Your story matters. Period.

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