Toxic Exposure

Get an experienced Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney on your side

Construction often involves working with materials that can be toxic. Following appropriate safety procedures is required when working with these materials, but construction accidents can happen that result in toxic exposure. As a result, construction workers can suffer serious injuries or illnesses.

In Pennsylvania, injured workers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits include coverage of medical expenses related to the injury or illness, as well as partial wages while the worker is recovering. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia helps workers overcome obstacles in the claims process to get the benefits they deserve in Pennsylvania.

Toxic materials that constructions workers may be exposed to at the workplace include:

  • Asbestos
  • Welding gases
  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Silica
  • Lead
  • Chemical solvents
  • Synthetic mineral fibers

Even limited exposure to toxic materials can result in serious health problems. These include burns, breathing difficulties, skin diseases, eye irritation, digestive issues, heart disease and illness involving the lungs, kidneys or liver. These health problems require medical treatment, and workers may be left unable to do their jobs.

Fighting for you every step of the way

The workers’ compensation claims process should be simple, but injured workers often face many obstacles. Employers may claim that the worker’s health issues are not work-related. Insurance companies may question the extent of the injury or illness and may refuse to pay for certain treatment.

Employers and insurance companies have a team of lawyers to help them reduce or deny your benefits. You need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who will fight for your best interests. Attorney Richard A. Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law who has handled over a thousand workers’ compensation claims, and he has the knowledge and experienced needed to get results.

Attorney Jaffe investigates what happened to find evidence that proves your injury or illness was related to toxic exposure at the workplace. He builds a strong case for benefits that employers and insurance companies can’t ignore.

If your claim for benefits is denied, he will provide aggressive representation at every step of the appeals process. When insurance companies see that attorney Jaffe is ready to fight for clients in court, they often agree to negotiate. But he is only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs, including getting you the necessary medical care to get better.

Learn more about how we can help you with your workers’ compensation claim after becoming injured or ill from toxic exposure. Attorney Jaffe can go over your options and answer your questions during a free consultation. Call 866-800-3332 or contact us online to schedule a time.