Worcester Asbestos Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Asbestos is a heat-resistant insulating mineral that was once widely used to insulate homes and offices. However, it is now known to be very toxic and harmful to humans.
Mesothelioma is one of the most frequent causes of occupational-related death and disease in the United States today. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and cannot be cured. Treatment like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy can help, but it can be a painful and expensive disease.
Exposure to asbestos almost always happens on the job but doesn’t always affect your health right away. Sometimes it can take decades for Mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases to show up. This means that worker’s compensation cases for asbestos-related diseases can often be complicated. It takes an experienced, dedicated investigative group of lawyers like Eden Rafferty to find out exactly where you contracted the disease, who your employer was at the time, and how much of your life has been negatively affected by asbestos exposure.
If you have any of these diseases or health issues, you may have been exposed to asbestos and can claim worker’s compensation:
- Lung cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Laryngeal cancer
- Pleural Effusions, Pleural Plaques, or Pleuritis
Until the late 1970’s, asbestos was used extensively in both offices and homes. Asbestos related diseases only get worse with time, not better. So as soon as you find out or suspect that you have been affected by asbestos exposure, you need to reach out to Eden Rafferty to begin an investigation and file a claim.
And worker’s compensation is not your only recourse. You can also apply for social security benefits if you cannot work because of your asbestos-related health problems. You can also file against the manufacturer who made the asbestos-containing product.