Clarksburg Silica Exposure Lawyer
Silica is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in many industries, including mining, construction, glass, pottery and brick. Exposure also may occur as a result of sandblasting and rock drilling. While not as well-known as asbestos, the results of silica exposure can be just as tragic, leading to life-threatening medical conditions, including silicosis, lung cancer and other diseases.
If you or someone close to you has become sick due to silica exposure, please contact our law firm to discuss your case with a Clarksburg silica exposure attorney.
What Is Silicosis?
Silicosis is a disease caused by exposure to silica dust. When silica dust enters the lungs, it can cause damage to lung tissue, ultimately leading to silicosis or lung cancer. Mine workers, construction workers, concrete workers and others workers who deal with pulverized rock are at risk for silica exposure.
Silica Dust Attorneys Fighting for Your Compensation
Since 1981, the Weston firm of Bailey, Stultz, Oldaker & Greene P.L.L.C. has been representing people in West Virginia, including communities such as Clarksburg, Fairmont and Morgantown. Our lawyers have more than 125 years of combined experience and can help you with all legal problems related to your illness, including personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability (SSD).
Our attorneys will work hard to represent you and hold responsible individuals or companies accountable for your exposure. Silicosis is a completely preventable disease. We will aggressively fight for the justice you deserve.
Hawk’s Nest Tunnel
The hazards of silica exposure have been widely known and written about for centuries. In 1931, nearly 500 workers died from silicosis after blasting the Hawk’s Nest Tunnel at Gauley Bridge, West Virginia. As a result, in 1935, West Virginia passed a workers’ compensation law providing for benefits for death or disability resulting from silicosis.
Contact a Morgantown Attorney for Silica Dust Exposure
Call our Weston office at 304-460-1532 or contact us online to speak to a lawyer. We offer a free initial consultation to review your claim. If we represent you in your case, we will do so on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no legal fee charged unless we win compensation or benefits for you.