Breathing in excessive dust, dirt and fumes – especially those that can be toxic to the lungs – over a period of years can cause chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Now retired and suffering from chronic bronchitis, and prodded by his wife, our client asked his doctor whether his work environment could have caused his condition. He was not a smoker. The doctor replied yes. We won full payment for medical treatment (no deductible or copays) and a lump sum payment for permanent physical damage and suffering. Fortunately, his condition did not become emphysema, but that too would have been covered had it been related, as well. (Dollar award confidential.)
$185,000 (Partial Settlement) to Electrician for Asbestos-related Cancer
When a union electrician was diagnosed with a type of cancer related to asbestos exposure, our attorneys were able to prove he had, in fact, been exposed at his job sites to sufficient amounts of asbestos to contribute to the cancer.
Workers’ Compensation Medical and Disability Benefits for Life from Mesothelioma Exposure at Out-of-Business Employer
A union electrician employed by an electrical contractor from 1952 through 1980, developed malignant mesothelioma, which is a rare form of cancer frequently associated with asbestos exposure. Our attorneys filed a workers’ compensation claim, but faced the challenge that our client’s employer had gone out of business several years earlier.
Salesman Between Appointments Covered By Workers’ Compensation for Auto Accident Injuries
While driving between client appointments, a salesman suffered injuries in an auto accident that landed him in the hospital and led to several procedures and physical therapy. While the damage to his car was covered by his auto insurance, the primary coverage for his injuries were paid by his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
Benefits Recovered for Dust, Dirt, Fumes at Work That Caused Chronic Bronchitis
Breathing in excessive dust, dirt and fumes – especially those that can be toxic to the lungs – over a period of years can cause chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Now retired and suffering from chronic bronchitis, and prodded by his wife, our client asked his doctor whether his work environment could have caused his condition.
Benefits Recovered for Repetitive Motion Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Office Worker
When our client was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome, she was not aware that the repetitive motion of keyboarding on her computer at the office every day over a period of years could be the cause – and that she had the right to workers’ compensation benefits – until a friend convinced her to contact us.
Carpenter Hired by Friends for Renovation Covered by Workers’ Compensation
When friends hired a master carpenter to renovate their historic home and make various other improvements to their property, and he was seriously injured from a fall, the insurance company said that he was an independent contractor and refused to cover him as an employee.
$65,000 to Factory Worker for Dust, Noise and Stress Injuries
Occupational diseases are conditions that develop over time due to your work environment. They can be difficult claims to prove; however, our workers’ compensation lawyers have had considerable success in this area of the law.
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Gary E. Adams