Securing Benefits for Workers With an Occupational Disease or Illness
Some laws are specifically designed to protect workers at risk of occupations diseases and serious illnesses. The Pennsylvania Heart and Lung Act provides special rights to firefighters, police officers and corrections officers. Other workers, even part time, seasonal or undocumented workers who are exposed to toxic chemicals are also protected.
At Friday & Cox LLC, our work injury lawyers have more than 75 years of combined experience. Our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania work injury attorneys have an in-depth knowledge of all applicable laws and are fully prepared to protect your rights. Regardless of the occupational illness you have suffered, you can be confident that we can help you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a skilled Pittsburgh occupational disease attorney.
Handling Infectious Disease Claims in Pennsylvania
Hepatitis C and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are just two examples of serious infectious diseases that workers may be exposed to. Health care workers, first responders and paramedics, firefighters, police officers and corrections officers run the risk of exposure to these diseases on almost a daily basis. When they contract these occupational diseases, our experienced Pennsylvania attorneys will take every measure to help them obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they are entitled.
Workers’ compensation is never a guarantee. The insurance company may deny a claim, arguing that the disease was contracted because the worker got a bad tattoo or through some other exposure. Our Erie, PA workers’ comp lawyers know how to overcome these arguments and get results.
In addition to the diseases mentioned above our Pittsburgh catastrophic injury lawyers also handle mass tort claims for those who have been exposed to dangerous products while on the job. In particular we handle asbestos, mesothelioma and Roundup weedkiller cancer claims. While you may have been exposed to the chemicals as part of your job we also handle lawsuits where we sue the manufacturer of the product for negligence or knowingly releasing a harmful product and not being truthful about the health hazards.
PA Injury Attorneys Seeking Benefits for Victims of Chemical Exposure
Our Pittsburgh occupational illness attorneys have the experience to handle the most challenging workers’ compensation cases. We represent people who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, mesothelioma and other lung diseases because of exposure to asbestos. In addition to lung cancer we represent victims of other types of cancer such as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, brain cancer, B-cell lymphoma, T-cell lymphoma, multiple myeloma, leukemia and mantle cell leukemia. These cancers are a result of chemical exposure at work to herbicides containing glyphosate (the main ingredient in Roundup). We will apply our years of experience and legal skills to help you obtain the benefits you are entitled.
Contact Our Erie Work-related Illness Attorneys for a Free Consultation
For a free initial consultation with our Pittsburgh occupational disease lawyers contact us online. All of our Pennsylvania workers’ compensation claims are handled on a contingence basis. This means you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation for you.