Dispute Resolution In Occupational Disease Claims
Workplaces must adhere to specific rules and regulations to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees. Yet, no two employees respond identically to exposure to certain harmful biological, chemical or physical materials. In some instances, occupational disease disputes arise.
Despite best efforts to adhere to the established Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA) laws governing workplace safety, Hipp Carlson Law PLLC handles a wide variety of job-related injury claims each year. Our Long Lake practice dedicates attorney representation to workplace accident, injury and illness claims throughout Minnesota. With more than 26 years of litigation and appellate experience, our lawyer can help you reach favorable results in your case.
Common Illnesses Caused By On-The-Job Exposure
Workplace exposure to hazardous substances can have a lasting effect. While some reports contain minor skin problems, such as a rash or eczema, many respiratory infections become fatal.
Factory and construction workers may be most at risk of exposure to cancer-causing elements, such as asbestos. Our firm understands how dangerous asbestos exposure is and how long it can remain dormant.
Among other types of workplace injuries, we handle claims of asbestos-related diseases, which include:
- Mesothelioma – Cancer in the chest wall and lung lining
- Lung cancer – The leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America
- Asbestosis – A chronic lung disease marked by a formation of excessive fibrous tissue
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – Airflow obstruction
- Pleural effusion – Water on the lungs
Unfortunately, asbestos fibers can affect more than the worker directly exposed to the carcinogen. Microscopic particles of the mineral may remain on their clothes, causing those around them to suffer physical and emotional trauma as well.
Contact Us Today To Get The Representation You Need
Numerous complexities factor into occupational disease claims. We will determine potential third-party responsibility and advocate for favorable resolution in your case.