Lung Injuries in the Workplace
When thinking of injuries at work, it’s common to consider slips, falls, or strains first. However, employees also run the risk of sustaining injury to the lungs through inhalation of toxic materials, gases, or mold and mildew. In particular, industrial, construction, or waste management work environments pose additional risk to employees. Although work-related lung injuries can occur from trauma to the chest area, the majority of lung damage occurs internally through inhalation of toxic materials.
Employees can suffer from many different types of injuries to their lungs. In addition to physical trauma to the lung, internal damage to the lungs can result in the inability to function normally. Generally, occupational lung injuries include mesothelioma, asthma, asbestosis, and COPD. Some work-related lung injuries can result in long term illness such as lung disease or cancer.
Attorneys in Miami for Work-Related Lung Injuries
Some occupations are more susceptible to lung damage and disease than other occupations. Firefighters, industrial workers, waste management employees, construction workers, and any employee exposed to toxic substances needs to take appropriate precautions to prevent lung injury. Any occupation that exposes you to mold, mildew, asbestos, smoke, fumes, hazardous materials, or excessive dust and dirt can cause work-related lung damage.
Miami Attorney for Lung Injuries in the Work Place
If you have a work-related lung injury, then it is important to inform your employer of your concerns and seek out medical treatment as soon as possible. In addition to treatment, recovery from lung damage may require time off of work and result in increased concern about finances and your future. After seeking medical attention, it’s essential to file a Workers’ Compensation claim as soon as possible.
If you suspect lung damage as a result of your occupation, then contact an experienced workers' compensation attorney at The Hoffman Firm. Our offices are located in Miami in Miami-Dade County, Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, and West Palm Beach in Palm Beach County, FL. We represent injured workers with workers' compensation claims throughout the City of Aventura, North Miami, Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas throughout South Florida.
We help our clients get the benefits they deserve. Navigating the Workers’ Compensation process can be difficult and confusing. Additionally, you may need additional representation to acquire the benefits you deserve. At the Hoffman Firm, we’re here to help you throughout the entire process. If you need help getting Workers’ Compensation benefits, contact the Hoffman Firm today to get started on your case.
Evan A. Hoffman
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