Silicosis, a debilitating and potentially fatal lung disease caused by inhaling fine silica dust, has emerged as a serious concern among workers in California's countertop mills. These mills, where stone countertops are cut and polished, expose employees to hazardous levels of silica dust, putting them at risk of developing this life-altering illness.
Workers affected by silicosis in California have legal rights and access to benefits and treatment. The first step for affected workers is to seek medical attention promptly. A proper diagnosis is essential, as early detection can improve treatment outcomes. Once diagnosed, workers can file for workers' compensation benefits, which typically cover medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs related to their silicosis.
Moreover, under California law, workers may also be eligible for compensation through third-party lawsuits against negligent employers or manufacturers of unsafe equipment. An experienced attorney can help victims navigate these complex legal processes.
Victims of silicosis have resources available to them to seek the compensation and treatment they deserve. Our law firm focuses on workers' compensation cases. Over 45 years of defending the rights of Southern California workers and their families.
Questions? Call us at 1-877-422-4454. We can answer all your inquiries about silicosis. It is crucial for affected workers to exercise their rights and ensure their well-being in the face of this occupational hazard. We can help you recover medical bills, disability benefits, and possible death benefits for the employee's family if the event is fatal.