Even though we’re more knowledgeable about lung damage from air particles in the workplace and we take more steps to prevent problems than decades ago, a number of Minnesota employees suffer lung injuries every year as a result of their job. From exposure to silica dust and asbestos or other dangerous materials, your lungs can bear the brunt of your work in a factory, packaging plant or similar facility. Below, we explain how your exposure to these elements can lead to a large compensation award if you’re dealing with lung problems, even if you’ve long since left the job in question.
Lung Disease and Workers Compensation In Minnesota
Even if you wear a mask or similar protective covering, particles and other chemicals in the workplace can make their way into our lungs and cause significant health effects. Sometimes it’s in the form of very small hazardous material exposure over a long period of time, while other times it’s a larger chemical exposure from a major incident. Both of these examples can make someone eligible for compensation.
At Hey Workers, we’ve helped a number of different employees get compensation for lung injuries and other breathing disorders. Some of the types of claims we’ve handled for clients include compensation for:
- Allergic conditions
- Black lung
- Lung cancer
- Poisoning due to toxic chemical exposure
Unlike some types of work injuries where the evidence is clear, like if you trip over a pallet and break your arm, proving a lung injury in the workplace isn’t always easy. If you’re directly exposed to chemicals in a major accident, you may be able to make a straightforward case, but the majority of lung injury cases are slow-developing problems that form over years of small exposure to breathing hazards. Your COPD, asthma or mesothelioma illness all may be a result of your factory work, but you need to go above and beyond when it comes to proving the link.
That’s where we come in. We have decades of experience handling lung claims and working with industry and medical experts to show not only a correlation between workplace hazard exposure and lung disease, but a causation. We have industry experts who can examine your workplace and speak to how the conditions you were exposed to likely led to your breathing condition, and we have a number of doctors who can verify these claims based on their professional background.
We bring all these experts to the table because we know your employer’s insurance company is going to do everything in their power to discredit your claim, especially if it could open them up to a class action lawsuit. Don’t try to go up against the powerful insurance companies on your own, because you deserve the best help possible when it comes to getting compensation for a health claim.
So if you’ve recently been diagnosed with a lung condition or even if you’re just wondering if your lung condition may be related to your work environment, reach out to Hey Workers about a claim. We only get paid when you win your case, so we’re not going to waste your time with a frivolous lawsuit if we don’t honestly think you can win. For more information, or to connect with a lung disease compensation expert from our firm, call Hey Workers today.