Workers’ Comp Toxic Exposure Claims

The law firm of Louis P. Lombardi II Law, LLC, is an experienced advocate for workers with a serious respiratory disease or lasting disability from workplace exposure to chemicals, toxic materials, excessive noise or other health hazards. Long-term exposure can result in serious injuries, permanent disabilities, cancers and even death.

We obtained occupational disease benefits and settlements for numerous clients across southeastern Pennsylvania, including death benefits for family members when toxic exposure proved fatal. Call us today for a free consultation.

Occupational Disease

Below is a list of common occupational disease claims, but we urge you to contact us about any illness you believe is work-related, even if you are not sure what made you sick:

  • Lung ailments from inhaling asbestos, chemicals, dust or other airborne toxins
  • Brain damage from chemical fumes
  • Hearing loss from extreme noise levels or prolonged exposure at elevated decibels
  • Skin disorders from handling toxic substances or sensitivity to latex

Proving the Connection

Certain categories of toxins such as asbestos and benzene are considered hazardous at any level of exposure. But even then, benefits are never automatic. In occupational disease claims, the burden is on the employee to prove workplace exposure and a direct connection to the symptoms. There are strict deadlines for bringing claims and specific medical documentation required.

Attorney Louis P. Lombardi has represented workers’ compensation claimants for 30 years, and represented insurance companies for 10 years before that. He is skilled at investigating to identify the toxin and obtaining records to verify the one-time or repeated exposure.

Occupational disease claims provide the same workers’ compensation benefits as a workplace injury. You are entitled to lost wages, payment of medical bills and benefits for lost function or total disability.

Pennsylvania Asbestos Exposure Attorney

Asbestos is an extremely hazardous substance. Used in industrial and commercial settings, workers may be routinely exposed to asbestos without even knowing it. This can result in a range of illnesses, including mesothelioma (a form of cancer) and asbestosis. Asbestos, benzene and other chemical or environmental exposures can alter the entire course of your life. Our firm can assist you in regaining as much normalcy as possible. We also handle chemical exposure matters for maintenance and other workers who are exposed to everyday chemicals and toxins on a regular basis.

Contact a Montgomery County Occupational Disease Lawyer

Louis P. Lombardi II Law, LLC, represents construction workers, factory and warehouse employees or anyone exposed in the course and scope of employment. We serve clients in the Montgomery County and Bucks County areas and throughout the greater Philadelphia area, as well as all of the towns in the surrounding counties of Chester, Delaware, Lehigh and Berks.

Contact us for a free initial consultation at our workers’ comp law firm. There are no attorneys fees unless we win your case.