Occupational Disease in West Chester PA Workers Comp Claims
Getting justice from a Pennsylvania workers compensation requires aggressive Chester County workers compensation lawyers who fight for victims of work injury and are experienced at representing them at the Chester County workers compensation hearing office in Malvern PA. Contact Ciccarelli Law Offices when you are suffering from an occupation disease and need help. Contact us 24/7 at (610) 692-8700.
An occupational disease refers to poisoning by a variety of chemicals in any occupation involving direct contact with, handling of or exposure to those chemicals. It also includes diseases occurring due to dust, fumes, gases, vapors, etc. There is also a general provision for “all other diseases” due to exposure by nature of employment which are greater in that occupation than in the general population. Even loss of hearing due to noise above specific statutory levels is a type of occupational disease. One type of occupational disease that has been at the center of recent litigation is mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that primarily affects the lungs but can also affect the heart and abdomen. There is no cure for mesothelioma and the life expectancy is less than one year following diagnosis. Approximately two to three thousand cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year.
Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested into the body they can cause inflammation and infection. Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was widely used in the twentieth century mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings. The public became aware of the dangers of asbestos in the mid-1970’s whereupon its use began to decline. However, the dangers of asbestos were known by companies that produced the material possibly as early as the 1920’s. Thus, thousands of workers were exposed to asbestos without being aware of the dangers.
Mesothelioma is caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma you should contact an attorney immediately. Employees of companies that used asbestos have a worker’s compensation claim against their employer. Some of the compensation you can pursue for mesothelioma include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and funeral bills.
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When you have are seeking a monetary settlement of your workers compensation Pennsylvania, you need justice; and you need a top Chester County workers compensation lawyer with years of experience winning the tough cases: contact Lee Ciccarelli and Pennsylvania Workers Compensation team today. Call 24/7 at (610) 692-8700.