Injured Workers Deserve Protection And Compensation
Prolonged exposure to toxins, dust and other substances can be dangerous if they are inhaled. People who regularly work around chemicals, smoke, gases, mold or dust may include farmers, industrial cleaners, mechanics, textile workers, woodworkers, construction and demolition crews, factory and mill workers, exterminators and truck drivers.
At Kanoski Bresney, we represent workers who have suffered lung damage or contracted a pulmonary illness. We can help you obtain workers' compensation benefits from your employer, as well as personal injury damages from a negligent third party, when applicable. For a free consultation with our Illinois pulmonary injuries and diseases attorneys, please call 217-280-4985 or 866-438-2419, or contact us online.
The Dangers Of Toxins And Particulates
Dust masks and other protective clothing should be worn when handling toxins or working in areas with fine particulates in the air. Proper ventilation should also be in place. Workers should be trained in safety procedures and educated about the potential dangers of working with the following materials: asbestos, dust and fibers, silica, lead, mercury, smoke, radioactive dust, metal or chemical fumes, vapors, mists, gases, pesticides, solvents, toxic mold, diesel fuel, benzene and formaldehyde.
Occupational diseases of the pulmonary system may include:
- Lung cancer
- Lung scarring
- Inhalation injuries
- Occupational asthma
- Polymer fume fever
- Allergic alveolitis/farmer's lung
We can seek compensation and benefits to cover your medical expenses and lost wages. If you lost a family member to wrongful death from an occupational disease, we can seek additional benefits to replace the future income your loved one would have earned.
Bloomington Work-Related Injury Lawyers
Please call our office at 217-280-4985 or 866-438-2419 to schedule a free consultation. We have offices conveniently located in Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy, Rushville and Springfield.