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Toxic Exposure

Workers’ compensation lawyer fighting for you in Philadelphia

Some jobs involve exposure to toxic chemicals and other substances. There are many guidelines and regulations designed to protect workers from this exposure. But sometimes policies and procedures aren’t followed, or there is a work accident, and workers are harmed as a result. The Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC in Philadelphia fights for the rights of injured workers.

Toxic exposure can result in illness or physical harm to workers. In Pennsylvania, injured workers are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits that cover the cost of medical treatment and provide partial wages while they are left unable to work. But the claims process can be difficult to navigate, and claims can be disputed.

Depending on the industry and the workplace, workers may face the risk of exposure to:

  • Gases
  • Chemicals
  • Dust
  • Fumes
  • Liquids
  • Biological hazards
  • Radiation

This exposure may be from a single event or may occur over time. But it can lead to a wide range of health problems. These include burns, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, eye irritation, headaches, digestive difficulties, nausea, or illness involving the lungs, kidneys or liver. Injured workers require medical treatment and could miss significant time from work.

Fighting for you every step of the way

The workers’ compensation system is supposed to cover the cost of medical treatment and provide injured workers with partial wages while they are unable to return to the job. But employers may question whether the illness was work-related. Insurance companies may question the extent of the injury or illness.

That’s why you need an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side. Attorney Richard A. Jaffe used to represent insurance companies in these types of cases and knows the tactics they use to try to reduce benefits for injured workers. He has handled well over a thousand workers’ compensation claims and has the knowledge and experience needed to get injured workers the benefits they need and deserve.

Claims involving toxic exposure can be complicated. Attorney Jaffe is a Certified Specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law who can search for evidence that proves your illness was related to toxic exposure at the workplace. He can build a strong case to move your claim forward. And if your claim is denied, he will provide aggressive representation at every step of the appeals process.

Many times, attorney Jaffe is able to negotiate a lump sum settlement with an insurance company. But he is only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs. If you’ve suffered an illness or injury related to toxic exposure at the workplace, learn more about how we can help during a free consultation. Contact us online or call 866-800-3332 to schedule a time.