Iowa workers' compensation attorney
While some work injuries occur suddenly after an accident, others develop gradually over time. These are called occupational diseases, and are caused by exposure to hazardous materials or substances. The health consequences can be devastating, and some workers are left permanently disabled. Paul McAndrew Law Firm, PLLC fights for the rights of workers who have developed occupational disease.
Hazardous materials and substances that workers may be exposed to include smoke, toxic chemicals, dust, fibers, mold, fumes and radiation. Some work directly with these hazardous materials and substances, while others are exposed because employers did not follow safety regulations. Whatever the reason, the occupational diseases that can be caused by consistent exposure include asthma, heart disease, asbestosis, skin diseases, lead poisoning and cancer.