Certain jobs present dangers that workers may or may not be aware of. Even if those workers are aware of the toxicity of items or hazardous material that they may be exposed to, there is always a possibility that they may contract an illness even after taking all the necessary precautions.
Those most vulnerable to these dangers are individuals working in areas that use solvents or chemicals like manganese or benzene. Exposure to paints and exhaust that emit toxic particles or mercury can also be a problem that can lead to a chronic or debilitating illness. In the most severe cases, the individual can even contract a deadly disease.
Even those working within the perceived safety of an office can find themselves falling victim to such dangers. This can occur due to a poorly ventilated office space or the employer failing to address clear and present threats. In either instance, the afflicted worker has the right to receive worker’s compensation for their work-related illness.
Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace
One of the most notable dangers for all workers is the presence of asbestos, which can lead to devastating diseases like mesothelioma. Welders tend to be particularly vulnerable to asbestos exposure, which can cause brain damage, mobility concerns, and the onset of depression.
The scope of the problems connected to asbestos is apparent with as many as 11 million people exposed to it over the course of four decades until it was banned. The belief is that a minimum of 220,000 people have or will develop mesothelioma, with some estimates pushing the amount to over one million people.
Worker’s Compensation in Wisconsin
Gillick, Wick, Gillick & Graf fully understands all of these issues, having extensive experience in representing injured Wisconsin workers for over 65 years. Through aggressive legal representation, we will work diligently to help you obtain the justice you deserve. Contact us today at 414-257-2667 for your free case evaluation. You don’t pay a penny until we win your case.
- What Should I Expect From The Workers’ Compensation Process?
- What If My Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied?
- Can I Be Compensated For A Traumatic Workplace Injury?
- Can I Be Compensated For Repetitive Stress Injuries?
- What If I Am Permanently Disabled?
- What Does Workers’ Compensation Pay?
- Workers’ Compensation Wage Schedule
- Permanent Partial Disability Schedule
- Construction Site Accidents
- Independent Medical Examinations
- Workplace Illnesses
- Common Job Site Accidents
- Trucking and Professional Driver Injuries
- Worker’s Compensation Appeals
- Preparing for an Independent Medical Exam
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Toxic Exposure
- Filing a Worker’s Compensation Claim
- Scaffolding Accident
- Legal Options for Construction Worker Injuries
You have a claim if you suffered a loss because of a job-related injury. This means that, to get worker’s compensation, you have to show three things: