Los Angeles Silicosis Lawyer
You have every right to a safe work environment. According to the American Lung Association, about 2.3 million U.S. workers are exposed to silica in the workplace, including 2 million in construction and 300,000 in other industries.
If health and safety protocols are not adhered to, it can cause multiple diseases, such as silicosis, an incurable lung disease that may lead to disability and death.
If you or a loved one are suffering from silicosis or disease brought on by breathing in silica dust, speak to a silicosis lawyer. You might be entitled to compensation!
According to ConsumerSafety.org, high-risk industries include:
- Abrasive blasting
- Construction (e.g. highways, bridges, buildings)
- Cement, brick or asphalt manufacturing
- Concrete work
- Foundry industries
- “Engineered stone” manufacturing
Cohen & Marzban is one of the top silicosis law firms in Los Angeles.
We help clients who are suffering from diseases like silicosis to get the compensation they deserve.
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Why Choose Cohen & Marzban Personal Injury Attorneys?
Results! Results! Results!
Cohen & Marzban has already recovered $2,000,000,000+ for our clients. We have silicosis lawyers that are ready to help you.
Silicosis cases can be complex, especially as symptoms often only appear years after exposure to silica dust. Our silicosis attorneys have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to perform the following:
Investigate the cause of your disease.
Determine what party can and should be held liable for damages.
Gather medical evidence showing the severity of your disease to support your claim.
Prove how silicosis has impacted your life.
Calculate the value of damages you’re entitled to.
Negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
Fight your case in court if a fair settlement can’t be reached.
We are a proud recipient of The Litigator Award™ – an honor bestowed upon only the top 1% of trial attorneys in the United States.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is silicosis?
Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny particles of crystalline silica dust, usually over many years. Silica is a mineral found in many types of rock, soil, sand, and clay. When left undisturbed, they typically don’t pose a health hazard. Many products such as tiles, concrete, bricks, and glass contain silica.
Over time, silica can build up in your lungs, causing lung scarring, called pulmonary fibrosis.
There are three types of silicosis, namely:
- Acute – Symptoms typically occur within a few weeks or months after inhaling large quantities of silica dust.
- Chronic (most common type) – Symptoms may take decades to manifest after inhaling low or moderate amounts of silica dust.
- Accelerated – Symptoms appear about 5 to 10 years after substantial exposure to silica and worsen quickly.
There is no cure for silicosis, but treatments to alleviate symptoms do exist.
Who can I sue for silicosis?
Depending on the circumstances, you might be able to sue one or more of the following:
If you develop silicosis due to defective tools or safety equipment, you may have a productliability claim against the equipment manufacturer. Other parties you might be able to sue include the supplier, distributor, or importer of the product.
If an employer expects you to work in an unsafe environment without safety equipment and you’re exposed to silica dust, you might be able to recover damages from them should you develop silicosis.
In addition to the above, you may receive worker’s compensation.
If you have lost a loved one who died from work-related silicosis in California, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation death benefits.
For more information, speak to a silicosis attorney at Cohen & Marzban.
What compensation can I claim for silicosis?
The damages you might be able to recover include the following:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and future loss of income
- Physical therapy
- Emotional distress
- Psychological counselling
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
An experienced silicosis lawyer will be able to provide you with more details after reviewing your case.