Silicosis Attorneys in Los Angeles, California
Construction workers are often exposed to silica, a common mineral found in sand, quartz, and many other types of rock, which over time can lead to scarring of the lungs and a debilitating disease known as silicosis. If you have developed silicosis from any type of work, contact Backus & Ernst LLP.
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Backus & Ernst LLP
Attorneys at Law
The team of Stephen S. Backus and David D. Ernst has a combined half-century of litigation experience, having assisted clients throughout California recover compensation for their personal injuries. They are also well versed in construction law.
The team has won multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients who have suffered injuries throughout California. If you develop silicosis, you are entitled to not only workers’ compensation but you also may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
Get the help you need after your diagnosis of silicosis.
Though the dangers of silica have been known since the 1930s, not every firm takes the proper precautions to protect their workers. Let your attorneys investigate and trace the roots of your exposure and subsequent illness to help you recover compensation.
The Threat of Silicosis Explained
Silica is a Very Common Substance
Silica is found in sand and rock beds around the globe. Sandblasters, construction workers, even welders, painters, and plumbers are subject to exposure if safety measures aren’t enforced.
Symptoms & Effects of Silica Exposure
Silicosis can develop years after you’re exposed. Shortness of breath is usually the first symptom. Repeated exposure can lead to devastating effects, including a buildup of fluid in the lungs.
There is no cure for the 2.3 million Americans currently suffering from silicosis. About 300 people die each year from silicosis, and the disease can lead to other health problems as well.
Seek the Compensation You Deserve
What to Look for in a Law Firm
Having a knowledgeable law firm in your corner every step of the way can make a difference as you go through the process of pursuing the financial compensation you deserve.
With so much on the line, you deserve to be kept up to date and well informed during your legal matters, including having all of your pressing questions answered along the way.
In matters involving complex litigation stemming from a silicosis diagnosis, having an attorney with years of understanding and insight can make a significant difference.
Don’t Suffer in Silence. Reach Out for the Help You Need.
Some 1.7 million workers are exposed to silica every year, even though its dangers have been known for a century. If you’ve developed silicosis and been denied workers’ compensation, an attorney can review your case and submit an appeal. In some cases, you may even be able to file a third-party personal injury lawsuit.