It is well established that certain industries such as construction and manufacturing expose workers to more dangers in the workplace. However, most workers are concerned about being injured by faulty machinery or falling objects, and may not always be aware of the dangers posed by particles and chemicals in the air around them.
Hazardous chemicals, particles, and corrosive chemicals can pose a long-term hazard to workers and over time can result in severe and irreversible lung injuries and damage. If you suffer from a pulmonary disease that was triggered or exacerbated by job activities, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Charleston workplace lung injury lawyers can understand the impact and devastation a workplace lung injury can have. That is why experienced workers’ compensation attorneys are committed to helping workers obtain the maximum possible compensation for workplace lung injuries.
Inhalation Injuries Causing Lung Damage
Acute Inhalation injuries can be the result of a single exposure to a noxious gas or substance and can result in severe damage to a worker’s sense, vision, and importantly their lungs. Harmful chemicals and gases such as ammonia, chlorine, and nitrogen dioxide, all of which are commonly used across various industries can cause severe damage to the eyes, nose, bronchial tubes, larynx, and the lungs if inhaled.
Acute inhalation injuries are typically the result of a workplace accident such as an explosion or may be from less severe accidents such as a pipe or tube not being properly fitted. Long-term exposure to caustic chemicals and particles such as asbestosis, crystalline silica, beryllium, or various other solvents, adhesives, or other corrosive chemicals can cause chronic illness over time, and may eventually result in permanent damage.
Charleston workplace lung injury lawyers have helped workers across all industries who have developed lung injuries and diseases including:
- Black lung disease
- Byssinosis or brown lung disease
- Chronic beryllium disease
- Bronchiolitis obliterans or Popcorn Lung
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Common Lung Accident Cases
Charleston workplace lung injury attorneys have leveraged their experience to workers across all industries including:
- Chemical plants
- Paper mills
- Coal mines
- Gas stations
- Chemical and petrochemical plants
- Shipyards and docks
- Automotive plants
- Quarries and mines
- Textile factories
Unfortunately, workplace lung disease and injuries often take place over decades, which can make pinpointing the source of a disease hard to determine.
Talk to a Charleston Workplace Lung Injury Attorneys
Charleston workplace lung injury lawyers work with industry experts to help pinpoint the source of a disease and injury to help injured workers prove their right to workers’ compensation. Workplace lung injury lawyers have extensive experience handling claims of all types of work-related injuries, including workplace lung injuries.
With a central location in Charleston, attorneys have been devoted to providing Charleston residents and their families with the guidance and legal support they need after suffering an injury due to harmful chemicals. Attorneys work closely with individuals and approach each case with compassion and diligence, to ensure that injured workers obtain the justice and compensation they deserve.