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Chicago Silicosis Injury Attorneys

Employees who work frequently around dust, such as construction workers’, miners, sandblasters and masons, should be aware of the dangers of silicosis. Silicosis is a lung disease caused by very fine particles known as crystalline silica. Crystalline silica causes damage to the lungs after frequent or extreme exposure and inhalation. Some forms of silicosis are chronic while others are acute. The disease can lead to tuberculosis or bronchitis, and is believed to even cause lung cancer. This is a very serious condition.

Aurora Chemical Exposure Injury Attorneys

If you believe you or a loved one is developing or already has been diagnosed with silicosis due to exposure at work, you may have a
workers’ compensation case. In some cases, you may be able to seek personal injury damages (i.e., pain and suffering as well as punitive) against a negligent non-employer third party. The Chicago silicosis injury lawyers at Woodruff Johnson & Palermo have more than three decades of experience helping clients in workers’ comp and personal injury matters. Our firm has handled various types of occupational diseases. Talk to one of our skilled attorneys today and discuss how we can help you and your family during this difficult time.

Helping Victims of Silicosis Throughout Illinois

Silica dust or crystalline silica is surprisingly a natural chemical compound known as silicon dioxide. Silicon dioxide is in minerals such as quartz and opal, which are commonly used in sand, ceramics and cement. When this extremely fine dust is inhaled continuously by masonry workers’ and other construction workers’, a damaging lung condition known as silicosis can occur. Silicosis is scarring of the lungs that can lead to shortness of breath, respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis and even lung cancer. Many times silicosis is chronic and leads to death.

We will do everything we can to bring justice to you or your loved one. Silicosis can be found in many types of construction-related  occupations including:

  • Sandblasting
  • Stone crushing
  • Mining
  • Masonry
  • Quarries
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Oil refineries
  • Plumbing
  • Demolition
  • Painting
  • Railroad construction

Contact Woodruff Johnson & Palermo in Illinois

For a free consultation and case evaluation regarding your silicosis case, please contact our offices today. We have offices in Aurora, Champaign and on N. LaSalle St. in downtown Chicago. Call us toll free at 866-891-9211 to schedule an appointment.

Chicago Office

203 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-980-3424
Chicago Law Office

Aurora Office

4234 Meridian Parkway, Suite 134
Aurora, IL 60504
Phone: 630-585-2320
Aurora Law Office

Champaign Office

301 N. Neil Street, Suite 400
Champaign, IL, 61820
Phone: 217-305-6084
Champaign Law Office