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Paterson Work-Related Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases Lawyer

What Happens if I Suffer Heart or Lung Disease Due to Toxic Exposure in the Workplace?

Every day Americans are exposed to harmful or toxic substances in the course of their jobs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 20 million American workers are exposed to substances that could cause so-called "airway diseases" to the lungs. These substances can range from gasoline fumes and fuel oils to radon and mold. Accumulated exposure to these substances can lead to serious and even fatal diseases to the heart and lungs. Workers who suffer from pulmonary and respiratory illnesses at work are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. Unfortunately, many employers will contest these claims. For instance, your employer may claim that your disease is not related to your work duties. A skilled and tenacious lawyer can be invaluable in helping you recover the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to under law.

Kaplan & Kaplan Counsellors at Law, with offices in Wayne and Hackensack, has significant experience helping people with work-related pulmonary and respiratory illnesses. Our firm has successfully prosecuted these claims for many clients over the years. Our Paterson attorneys for work-related pulmonary and respiratory diseases will spare no effort to help you during these difficult times.

Wayne, New Jersey, Attorney for Work-Related Lung Cancer

Workers' compensation benefits for respiratory or pulmonary illnesses are particularly important. For example, after a physical injury such as a broken bone or a strained back, you will likely be able to return to work after recuperation and rehabilitation. After a diagnosis of lung cancer, mesothelioma or other disease, however, you may never return to work. Other diseases may be less serious, but will require lifelong treatment. In either event, our lawyers will compile all available evidence to prove that your disease was caused by exposure to harmful substances at work. We will work toward permanent partial or permanent total disability benefits if warranted.

Contact Kaplan & Kaplan

We represent working men and women across New Jersey. We welcome the chance to talk to you about your workers' compensation claim. We operate on a "no recovery, no fee" basis in all workers' compensation cases. Please call us at 973-988-1101 (local) or 800-724-5346 (toll free) to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also reach us by completing our contact form.

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