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Macon County Asbestos Exposure Attorney

Adams County asbestos injury attorneys for workers' comp

Workers' Compensation Lawyer for Asbestos-Related Injuries and Diseases in Decatur, Peoria, and Springfield

Asbestos was once commonly used in building materials. Since it has been found to be harmful, it is no longer used in modern buildings or work sites. However, it still exists in many older buildings, and workers in these buildings or nearby areas may be put at risk if they are not provided with the proper protections. Those who have contracted an asbestos-related disease while working should be able to receive workers' compensation, and a skilled attorney can also help identify other ways that a person can be repaid for the harm they have suffered.

At Kanoski Bresney, our lawyers have more than 40 years of experience in work injury cases, and we can help those who have contracted a disease while working pursue the benefits they deserve. We have helped injured workers receive a total of over $100 million, and we will fight to make sure the costs related to your work-related illness or injury are fully covered.

The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

For many years, asbestos was considered a useful component of building materials because of its flexibility, durability, and resistance to heat, fire, electrical current, and chemicals. Unfortunately, this durability means that when asbestos fibers are breathed in or swallowed, they can cause a great deal of damage to the body's tissues. No amount of asbestos exposure is safe, but a person can suffer serious harm due to long-term exposure to materials containing this substance.

Asbestos exposure can often cause damage to the lungs and other parts of the body. Mesothelioma and other forms of lung cancer can occur due to the inflammation that asbestos can cause in the lungs, and even if a victim does not contract cancer, they may suffer other forms of lung disease that can lead to pain, difficulty breathing, and fluid buildup in the lungs. Victims may also experience cancer in the larynx or ovaries. In many cases, symptoms such as shortness of breath may not occur until 10 years or more after a person was exposed to asbestos.

Asbestos has been used in many different types of products, including insulation, roofing materials, floor and ceiling tiles, paint, caulk, motor vehicle parts such as brake pads and gaskets, cement, cloths and fabrics, paper products, adhesives, and plastics. Construction workers and other types of employees who work in older buildings are often at risk of asbestos exposure, including in locations such as oil refineries, shipyards, railroads, foundries, Air Force bases, schools, and plastic plants. Workers' loved ones can also be harmed by asbestos after being exposed to fibers that build up on a person's clothes or skin.

A person can receive workers' compensation for diseases they contract due to being exposed to asbestos on the job, and these benefits should cover the costs of medical treatment, as well as any temporary or permanent disabilities. In addition to workers' comp, a person and their family may pursue third-party claims against a person or company that was responsible for their illness or injury, such as the manufacturer of defective equipment that did not provide the proper protection against exposure or a property owner who did not warn workers about the risks of asbestos in a building.

Contact Our Sangamon County Asbestos Injury Lawyers

Asbestos exposure can be incredibly harmful, and it can lead to cancer, lung disease, and other life-threatening conditions. The attorneys of Kanoski Bresney can help you understand your legal options if you have been exposed to asbestos while working, and we will work to ensure that you receive workers' comp benefits while pursuing any other forms of compensation that may be available. To set up a free consultation, contact us today by calling 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682. We assist with work-related injuries and diseases in Champaign County, Peoria, Pekin, Macon County, McLean County, Rushville, McDonough County, Sangamon County, Adams County, Macomb, Peoria County, Schuyler County, Quincy, Tazewell County, Springfield, Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur, and throughout central Illinois.

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