Nevada Workers’ Compensation Attorney for Heart or Lung Conditions
Toxic Exposure At Work
Toxic Exposure in the workplace can lead to all sorts of medical conditions that affect the heart and lungs of a worker. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that over 20 million people in the U.S. are exposed to harmful toxins that can lead to airway diseases in the lungs. Toxins may include, but are not limited to:
- Gasoline Fumes
- Diesel Fumes
Prolonged exposure to chemicals and fumes lead to serious and sometimes fatal diseases centered in the heart and lungs. If you have suffered a pulmonary or respiratory condition as a result of your workplace or job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Proving Your Condition is Work Related
As experienced Nevada workers’ compensation attorneys for work related heart and lung conditions, we know that employers will oftentimes deny the validity of your condition being work-related. We have dealt with contested work comp claims before, and we do not back down from a fight.
The Nevada Workers Comp Center has resources to prove and quantify your work-related heart or lung condition. We can help you build the best possible case to show that you deserve to receive workers’ compensation benefits for your respiratory or pulmonary work injuries.
Occupational Lung Disease Statistics
Coal Miners are not the only occupation where you might find a work-related lung diseases, as prolonged exposure to chemicals, dusts and fibers can lead to lung problems for the rest of a worker’s life. The American Lung Association has published the following statistics regarding occupational lung diseases in the U.S.:
- In terms of frequency, severity and preventability, occupational lung diseases are the most common cause of work-related illness
- Almost all occupational lung diseases are preventable
- Most occupational lung disease stem from prolonged exposure to hazardous agents, although some cases involve a single severe level of exposure.
- Smoking can increase occupational lung disease as well as risks of lung cancer.
Symptoms of Occupational Lung Disease
Many of the symptoms of occupational lung disease may be similar to other conditions, so a professional medical opinion is strongly advised. While each case is different, many of the most common symptoms usually include:
- Difficulty Breathing, Shortness of Breath
- Abnormal Breathing Patterns
- Tightness in the Chest, or Chest Pain