A dangerous workplace can result in serious injury, including dangerous diseases and other serious illnesses. When an employer does not provide a workplace that is safe and healthy, it can cause many different health problems for its employees.
The dangerous workplace attorneys at Burg Simpson will work with your employer to protect your rights to a safe and healthy workplace. They will also help you recover from any injuries or diseases that you have suffered as a result of working at a dangerous workplace.
Our experienced dangerous workplace attorneys have assisted employees who have become injured as a result of:
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer found in the linings of the lungs or the abdomen caused by asbestos exposure. It is a very aggressive cancer and often appears without any warning signs. If you believe you have mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in your workplace, fill out the form right away to obtain your free case evaluation.
Some workplaces, such as naval bases, rail yards, power plants, industrial sites, schools, auto mechanic shops, steel mills, and military bases, can contain asbestos. You may have also been exposed to asbestos due to exposure to home insulation, ceiling tiles, roof tiles, or certain other building materials.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been a popular building material used for insulation, fire protection, and resistance to corrosion. Like any cancer, the diagnosis of mesothelioma requires medical exams and testing. Some signs of the disease include:
- Significant asbestos exposure for at least two years prior to 1972;
- Pleural effusions (excess fluid around the lungs);
- Significant, unexplained weight loss; and
- Sudden onset of shortness of breath.
Welding rod fumes can result in serious injury, including dangerous diseases and other serious illnesses. This can cause serious health issues for employees.
The dangerous workplace attorneys at Burg Simpson will work with your employer to protect your rights to a safe and healthy workplace.
Toxic exposures in the workplace can result from the use of various products such as asbestos, silica, welding rods, or other potentially dangerous substances. In Colorado, workers' compensation generally provides the ”exclusive remedy” for diseases developed because of workplace exposures. That means if the employer has workers’ compensation insurance, the employee receives compensation benefits and cannot sue the employer. However, the individual may have a product liability or toxic tort claim because of toxic exposure in the workplace.
If you have suffered an injury as the result of toxic exposure in the workplace, please call or email us today for a free consultation. At Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., our Colorado and Wyoming toxic tort lawyers represent people like you who have been wronged.
Sick building syndrome is a term that refers to the development of illness or disease as a result of the presence of chemicals, compounds, or substances that can cause a person to become ill. These can include glues, paints, mold, or other substances that irritate the human body after exposure.
In many states, workers’ compensation generally provides the ”exclusive remedy” for diseases developed because of workplace exposures. That means if the employer has workers’ compensation insurance, the employee receives compensation benefits and cannot sue the employer. However, the individual may have a claim against others because of toxic exposure in the workplace. For example, if the employer rents or leases space from the owner of the building, it might be possible to bring a premise liability claim. It might be possible to bring a claim against the persons or companies who provided the materials that caused the sick building.