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Respiratory Illness Attorneys In Washington

Breathing harmful airborne particles in the workplace puts employees at an increased risk of respiratory illness, and can have long-term consequences for your health, productivity, and quality of life. However, many workers are not even aware that their jobs are compromising their health. Some respiratory diseases can take years—even decades—to develop.

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There are many kinds of respiratory conditions that lead to a broad range of complications, including shortness of breath, chronic fatigue, and a lack of stamina. When symptoms become so acute that a worker can no longer reliably perform basic job functions, that employee may be eligible to collect Social Security Disability benefits.

High-Risk Jobs

Employees in many different positions can be exposed to particulates that cause respiratory irritation, illness, and disease. Some of the industries with high rates of respiratory problems include:

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Agricultural work involving chemical pesticides and herbicides
  • Manufacturing
  • Vehicle repair
  • Demolition

In addition, any job where employees repeatedly work around dust, aerosol sprays, or other fine particulates can pose a threat to worker health.

Committed Advocacy For Your Respiratory Illness Claim

Respiratory illnesses can be caused by many different factors, including short or long-term exposure to airborne particles, acute injuries, and industrial accidents. Respiratory conditions that may entitle a worker to seek Social Security benefits include:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Lung cancer
  • Emphysema
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Dyspnea
  • Bronchiectasis

If you or someone you know is suffering from a work-related respiratory illness, our Seattle L&I lawyers are committed to helping you pursue your claim. Our team understands the personal and financial hardships that a work-related injury or illness can cause, and we make every effort to ease that burden and recover the compensation you deserve. To learn more about how our firm can help with your claim, please contact the Seattle L&I attorneys of Emery Reddy today.

A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Will Help You Recover:

  • Current and ongoing medical costs
  • Lost wages and lost potential income
  • Damages for pain and suffering
  • Lost quality of life from a permanent injury, disability, or other factors

We understand that many families depend on the income of an injured worker, and our Seattle L&I attorneys are dedicated to winning the benefits and compensation you deserve. Our practice was founded on a commitment to advocating for workers’ rights, and we are proud of our record protecting the injured and disabled.

Call us today for a free case review of your respiratory illness or workers’ compensation claim. Please remember to have your L&I claim readily available.

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