My Husband Works With Silica At His Job And Has Developed A Bad Cough. How Can We Be Sure His Symptoms Are Caused From His Work? Is He Entitled To Worker’s Compensation If He Suffers From Silicosis?
Florida employees who inhale particles of crystalline Silica dust are at risk for developing serious health problems. Silicosis is the fatal disease that causes scarring and hardening of the lungs. Employees who develop Silicosis from their job struggle with permanent shortness of breath, bronchitis, and lung cancer.
While Silicosis is most often contracted from jobsite environments, most employees suffer from symptoms that are often overlooked by their personal care physicians. If you are concerned that a loved one may be suffering from occupational Silicosis, it is vital to contact a Broward County Workers’ Compensation Attorney who can offer expert guidance you need during this precarious time.
3 Types of Occupational Silicosis
- Acute Silicosis: Employee is exposed to a large amount of Silica in a short period of time.
- Chronic Silicosis: Employees who are consistently exposed to Silica over a long period of time, such as 7-10 years.
- Accelerated Silicosis: Employees are exposed to smaller amounts of Silica over the longest period of time, such as 15-20 years.
If your husband was diagnosed with any type of occupational Silicosis, he needs to contact an experienced Florida workers’ comp attorney to find out about his rights surrounding a workers’ compensation claim for Silicosis.
Attorney David M. Benenfeld, P.A. is an experienced worker’s comp lawyer. He can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.