Chicago Silicosis Injury Attorneys
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:
- Stone crushing
- Manufacturing plants
- Oil refineries
- 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.